SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2005 — Intel Corporation today began shipping five new software development tools that make it easier to create the distributed applications used in high- performance computing (HPC) clusters.

Currently, more than half of the world’s Top 500 HPC systems are based on Intel® processors**. Intel® Software Development Products greatly improve the scalability and help maximize the performance of those systems. The Intel® Cluster Tools announced today help developers create, debug and tune high-performance applications for clusters faster while reducing the costs associated with development.

‘Cluster systems are ever more important as the world utilizes massive computational power to solve the most challenging problems,’ said James Reinders, director of marketing of the Intel Software Products Division. ‘For any platform to achieve higher levels of performance, it needs optimized software to take advantage of every ounce of computing muscle. Intel software development products make it easier to build that software.’

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