Up until now, Intel has been releasing its Manycore Platform Software Stack (Intel® MPSS) on a quarterly cadence, with each release being supported for 1 year from the date it was issued.
Beginning October 2014, the release timing and the support lifetime of Intel® MPSS is changing, namely to support divergent community needs:
To that end, Intel will now provide long-term support for an Intel® MPSS release, as well as continue providing timely updates to Intel® MPSS by adding OFED, Operating System and MPI support. In order to achieve both of these, we have established a new Intel® MPSS release plan with details as follows:
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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