A while ago (around v1.0 I think), there was talk of a Java interface to IPP (on the website at least). To many this may sound ridiculous, but I have been using IPP in Java with great success via JNI wrappers. In fact I have been developing a general purpose image analysis package, based on IPP, in Java, that is both quick and portable. I put some guff on the wrapping part ofthis here:
Only problem is that writing the wrapper functions is non-trivial (I wrote a dedicated parser for the IPP *.h files, but it isn't robust).
Are there any plans at Intel to do something similar (but properly!), or has someone thought better of it since the early days?
P.S. Do multiple posts increase your chances of getting the book?!!