I hope you are all enjoying the new Intel® Core™i7 platforms. Most people are very pleased with the performance of these new platforms. I hope all of you software developers are regular VTune Analyzers users too (but I know not all of you are). One of the great advantages of VTune Analyzer’s event based sampling feature is that it doesn’t just show you where your code spends the most cpu time, it helps you understand why. When you understand why you can better make changes that will improve performance. Dr.