News from OSCON: Intel is releasing an open source C++ library (GPL’ed) that provides a high-level abstraction for multi-threaded programming.
IntelÂ® Threading Building Blocks (TBB) offers a rich and complete approach to expressing parallelism in a C++ program. It is a library that helps you leverage multi-core processor performance without having to be a threading expert. Threading Building Blocks is not just a threads-replacement library. It represents a higher-level, task-based parallelism that abstracts platform details and threading mechanism for performance and scalability.
Hopefully this is the start of a trend of tools to make parallel programming more accessible.