Intel Corp is leading an Eclipse Foundation Application Lifecycle Management project to ensure resulting frameworks and tools are optimized to its architectures.
The chip giant is leading Eclipse’s recently announced Test and Performance Tools Platform Top Level Project, which began life as Hyades, to provide a framework for interoperability across the software quality aspects of the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) cycle.
Not automatically associated with software initiatives, Intel said it expects to leverage experience in hardware architectures.
Our expertise is understanding the chip architecture and how to build better performance from our chip architectures, from high-end Itanium down, Intel engineering manager Tyler Thessin told the media.
The Test and Performance Tools Platform Top Level Project consists of four subprojects, providing a core platform for data modeling and collection, testing, tracing and monitoring. Intel itself is moving its own Vtune performance analysis tools over to the open source Eclipse and Hyades projects.
Thessen said the frameworks would ensure interoperability between different tools combined with expediency and efficiency in Intel’s own development laboratories, because engineers can leverage the existing underlying Eclipse and Hyades infrastructure.