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Developer Tools in the Clouds? Here's one...

November 17, 2009

With all the talk of "cloud computing" - do we think tools for software developers will be cloud based?  I have a hard time imagining compilers in the cloud.
 
However - we don't need to image analysis tools in the cloud - we have one example from Intel as of today on our Parallel Universe Portal.
 
This cloud based analysis tool gives access to hardware with sixteen hardware threads for scaling analysis, which is offered in reports powered by Intel Parallel Studio.
 
You can get some really great reports on scaling behavior of your program using this tool without having to buy anything. 
 
Is this likely to be a wave of the future?  Will some of the most basic developer tools move to the  cloud? Can they all move? Should they all move?
 
You can learn more about Parallel Universe Portal on my Intel Software Developer Network (ISN) posting with more details.

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