Autotools and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor [PDF 462KB]
One of the strengths of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor is the ability to build existing software to run on the Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) hardware with a minimum of change (in most cases, no changes to the code itself are necessary). The same cannot always be said, however, for the build systems used to compile existing software packages.
Recently we posted the “Windows* 8 Tutorial: Writing a Multithreaded Application for the Windows Store* using Intel® Threading Building Blocks”. There we stated that the parallel calculation engine can be ported easily to other mobile or desktop platforms. Android is a good example of such a mobile platform.