SONAR* is Cakewalk's technology-leading digital audio workstation and runs natively on Intel® Core™ platforms. SONAR's processing of audio buffers for mixing and DSP as well as various data and bit depth conversions was updated to use Intel® AVX.
I was talking to Carl Jacobson from Cakewalk a while back about the challenges artists face in this world. Okay, I know, Cakewalk creates audio software, not what you'd normally call "visual computing" software but stick with me on this for a minute. Audio and visual are pretty much intertwined - especially for animators.