RapidMind acquired by Intel

According to Waterloo-based RapidMind Inc.’s website, they’ve been acquired by processor giant Intel Corp.

We are now part of Intel Corporation, the leader in software development tools for software parallelism and performance. This change is a great development for our customers and for easing the effort in parallel programming. With Intel, our shared vision for enabling parallelism will lead to strengthening our software developer tools for multicore and manycore processors and accelerators. Later this year, we will provide more details about the integration of the RapidMind platform and Intel software products and technologies, including the Intel Ct technology for data parallelism.

RapidMind offers a development platform to develop parallel applications to run on multi-core processors. It was launched in 2004 to commercialize the University of Waterloo’s Sh project, a programming interface for graphics processor units (GPU) on video cards.

The terms of the deal were not released and Intel will continue to sell and support RapidMind products.