MIT has developed a new programming language that aims to make it easier to write image processing software and to improve the performance of cameras and other devices that work with images. Called Halide, the language separates image processing algorithms from the task scheduler. As a result, MIT says that some tasks can be completed three to six times faster, and code is about a third shorter.
An overview of Halide is available now at Halide-Lang.org. The site promises an open source release of the language in a few days.