A group of industry suppliers developing a common framework for software tool integration will add Intel to its list of members.
The Eclipse consortium was founded in November 2001. It includes several suppliers wanting to create an integrated development environment for software tools based on open-source principles.
Intel will contribute plug-ins for its Pentium 4, Xeon and Itanium processors, so developers will be able to tune applications for those chips.
Intel will also contribute several of its own software tools, including its compilers and the Intel VTune Performance Analyzer, for integration into the Eclipse Platform.
Jonathan Khazam, general manager of Intel's software products division, will join the Eclipse board of stewards.
Eclipse was founded in part by IBM, Borland Software, Red Hat and SuSE Linux. Since its creation, Oracle, Hitachi, Fujitsu, SAP and now Intel have joined the consortium.
Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service