History of Cilk

Cilk was originally developed at MIT in 1994 as a parallel-programming extension to the C programming language. In 2006 Cilk was spun off into the start-up Cilk Arts, which produced the open-source Cilk++ platform as an extension to C++. Intel Corporation acquired Cilk Arts in 2009, add vectorization directives, and rechristened Cilk++ as the Intel Cilk Plus platform, making it available commercially in their own compiler, as well as in open-source implementations for the GCC and LLVM compilers. Research and development on Cilk technology has continued at MIT since Intel acquired Cilk Arts. The most current versions of the Cilk software technology are available here.


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