Intel Application Accelerator
Intel Application Accelerator allows you to increase the performance of the computers based on the Pentium processor. The program combines several technologies in order to improve the performance of your computer.
The basic idea of the program is to reduce the bottleneck in the storage sub-system in order to allow data to travel faster between the hard drive and the processor. As mentioned in the program requirements, this approach only works on certain processors and chipsets.
However, if your system features the mentioned components you should notice the improvements in the boot time and in the overall performance. The program also facilitates the data exchange between the hard drive and the other hardware components.
If you want to improve the data transfer rate you have the option of purchasing high speed storage devices that use the Serial ATA connection. Unfortunately, not all operating systems include support for this devices and you need to install the drivers manually.
You can use this tool for enabling Serial ATA functionality in Windows XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 2003. The package includes both the required drivers and the storage utility that allows you to manage the connected hard drives.
As later operating systems have native support for SATA disk drives, this application is not necessary for improving your computer performance.
Overall, Intel Application Accelerator is a useful package for the users that need to speed up their computer by enabling the SATA high speed data transfer.