Intel® Optimized Packages for the Intel® Distribution for Python*

By David A Liu,

Published:08/25/2017   Last Updated:10/30/2017




The Intel® Distribution for Python* ships with many specialized packages that offer accelerated workflows and advanced functionality.  A few of these packages are listed below:

Numerical and Scientific

Data Analytics


  • smp - Static Multi-Processing, a module handling nested parallelism issues like oversubscription while composing different parallel components
  • tbb - A module controlling and enabling the use of Intel® Thread Building Blocks for dynamic orchestration of different parallel components
  • mpi4py - A Python interface to MPI, through Intel® MPI

Extended List

For a complete list of packages, please visit the Complete List of Packages for the Intel® Distribution for Python*

Deprecation Notice: With the introduction of daal4py, a package that supersedes PyDAAL, Intel is deprecating PyDAAL and will discontinue support starting with Intel® DAAL 2021 and Intel® Distribution for Python 2021. Until then Intel will continue to provide compatible pyDAAL pip and conda packages for newer releases of Intel DAAL and make it available in open source. However, Intel will not add the new features of Intel DAAL to pyDAAL. Intel recommends developers switch to and use daal4py.

Note: To find daal4py examples, refer to daal4py documentation or browse github repository.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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