Intel Buys Company That Makes Multicore Parallel Programming Easier

Intel just picked up RapidMind, a company that specialises in making it easy for developers to optimise and program their applications for multicore processors. Their technology sounds a little bit like Apple’s GrandCentral technology built into Snow Leopard, actually. It’s an interesting move, since Intel already hires more software engineers than hardware dudes because of the difficulty of parallelism. [PC World]