Performance-oriented features of the latest release of the Intel® C/C++ compiler, Intel® C++ Composer XE version 12.0, will be presented. New and improved vectorization and auto-parallelization optimization features for Intel® Architecture-based processors, including the Intel® processor code-named Sandy Bridge and the Intel® AVX architecture, will be highlighted. Intel® Cilk Plus and a new array notation, technologies for implementing parallelism in applications, will be presented as well. About the speaker Jeffrey M Arnold is a Senior Software Engineer in the Intel Compiler and Languages group at Intel Corporation. He has been part of the Digital->Compaq->Intel compiler organization for nearly 20 years; for part of that time, he worked on both low- and high-level math libraries. Prior to that, he was in the VMS Engineering organization at Digital Equipment Corporation. In the late 1980s, Jeff spent 2½ years at CERN as part of the CERN/Digital Joint Project. In 2008, he returned to CERN to spend 10 weeks working with CERN openlab. Since that time, he has returned to CERN multiple times to teach at openlab workshops and consult with various LHC experiments. Jeff received his Ph.D. in physics from Case Western Reserve University (USA).