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Building Intel® IPP Applications

The code example below represents a short application to help you get started with Intel® IPP:
#include "ipp.h" #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char* argv[]) { const IppLibraryVersion *lib; IppStatus status; Ipp64u mask, emask; /* Init IPP library */ ippInit(); /* Get IPP library version info */ lib = ippGetLibVersion(); printf("%s %s\n", lib->Name, lib->Version); /* Get CPU features and features enabled with selected library level */ status = ippGetCpuFeatures( &mask, 0 ); if( ippStsNoErr == status ) { emask = ippGetEnabledCpuFeatures(); printf("Features supported by CPU\tby IPP\n"); printf("-----------------------------------------\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_MMX = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_MMX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_MMX ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Architecture MMX technology supported\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSE = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Streaming SIMD Extensions\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSE2 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE2 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE2 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Streaming SIMD Extensions 2\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSE3 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Streaming SIMD Extensions 3\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSSE3 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSSE3 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_MOVBE = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_MOVBE ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_MOVBE ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("The processor supports MOVBE instruction\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSE41 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE41 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE41 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.1\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SSE42 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SSE42 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SSE42 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AVX = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Advanced Vector Extensions instruction set\n"); printf(" ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippAVX_ENABLEDBYOS ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("The operating system supports Intel(R) AVX\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AES = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AES ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AES ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) AES instruction\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_SHA = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_SHA ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_SHA ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) SHA new instructions\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_CLMUL = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_CLMUL ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_CLMUL ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("PCLMULQDQ instruction\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_RDRAND = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_RDRAND ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_RDRAND ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Read Random Number instructions\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_F16C = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_F16C ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_F16C ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Float16 instructions\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AVX2 = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX2 ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX2 ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Advanced Vector Extensions 2 instruction set\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AVX512F = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512F ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512F ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Advanced Vector Extensions 3.1 instruction set\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AVX512CD = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512CD ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512CD ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Advanced Vector Extensions CD (Conflict Detection) instruction set\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_AVX512ER = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_AVX512ER ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_AVX512ER ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Advanced Vector Extensions ER instruction set\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_ADCOX = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_ADCOX ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_ADCOX ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("ADCX and ADOX instructions\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_RDSEED = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_RDSEED ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_RDSEED ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("The RDSEED instruction\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_PREFETCHW = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_PREFETCHW ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_PREFETCHW ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("The PREFETCHW instruction\n"); printf(" ippCPUID_KNC = "); printf("%c\t%c\t",( mask & ippCPUID_KNC ) ? 'Y':'N',( emask & ippCPUID_KNC ) ? 'Y':'N'); printf("Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) Coprocessor instruction set\n"); } return 0; }
This application consists of three sections:
  1. Initialize the Intel IPP library. This stage is required to take advantage of full Intel IPP optimization. The
    ippInit()
    function detects the processor type and sets the dispatcher to use the processor-specific code of the Intel® IPP library corresponding to the instruction set capabilities available. If your application runs without
    ippInit()
    , the Intel IPP library is auto-initialized with the first call of the Intel IPP function from any domain that is different from ippCore.
    In certain debugging scenarios, it is helpful to force a specific implementation layer using
    ippSetCpuFeatures()
    , instead of the best as chosen by the dispatcher.
  2. Get the library layer name and version. You can also get the version information using the
    ippversion.h
    file located in the
    /include
    directory.
  3. Show the hardware optimizations used by the selected library layer and supported by CPU.

Building the First Example with Microsoft Visual Studio* Integration on Windows* OS

On Windows* OS, Intel IPP applications are significantly easier to build with Microsoft* Visual Studio*. To build the code example above, follow the steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Visual Studio* and create an empty C++ project.
  2. Add a new c file and paste the code into it.
  3. Set the include directories and the linking model as described in Automatically Linking Your Microsoft* Visual Studio* Project with Intel IPP.
  4. Compile and run the application.
If you did not install the integration plug-in, configure your Microsoft* Visual Studio* IDE to build Intel IPP applications following the instructions provided in Configuring the Microsoft Visual Studio* IDE to Link with Intel® IPP.

Building the First Example on Linux* OS

To build the code example above on Linux* OS, follow the steps:
  1. Paste the code into the editor of your choice.
  2. Make sure the compiler and Intel IPP variables are set in your shell. For information on how to set environment variables see Setting Environment Variables.
  3. Compile with the following command:
    icc ipptest.cpp -o ipptest -I
    $IPPROOT
    /include -L
    $IPPROOT
    /lib/<arch> -lippi -lipps -lippcore
    . For more information about which Intel IPP libraries you need to link to, see Library Dependencies by Domain and Linking Options.
  4. Run the application.

Building the First Example on macOS*

To build the code example above on macOS*, follow the steps:
  1. Paste the code into the editor of your choice.
  2. Make sure the compiler and Intel IPP variables are set in your shell. For information on how to set environment variables see Setting Environment Variables.
  3. Compile with the following command:
    icc ipptest.cpp -o ipptest -I
    $IPPROOT
    /include -L
    $IPPROOT
    /lib/ -lippi -lipps -lippcore
    . For more information about which Intel IPP libraries you need to link to, see Library Dependencies by Domain and Linking Options.
  4. Run the application.

Product and Performance Information

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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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