Related Information

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You are strongly encouraged to read the following books for in-depth understanding of parallelism (multi-threaded execution). These books discuss general concepts of parallel programming by explaining a particular programming technology:



Intel® Threading Building Blocks

Reinders, James. Intel Threading Building Blocks: Outfitting C++ for Multi-core Processor Parallelism. O'Reilly, July 2007 (


Chapman et al. Using OpenMP: Portable Shared Memory Parallel Programming and Chandra, Rohit, et al. Parallel Programming in OpenMP

The following book describes Intel® Parallel Studio XE and will help you understand the software components of Intel® Parallel Studio XE:



Intel® Parallel Studio XE

Blair-Chappell, Stephen and Stokes, Andrew. Parallel Programming with Intel Parallel Studio XE. Wiley, May 2012 (, search for ISBN 978-0-470-89165-0)

Additional Reference Material

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Intel® C++ Compiler and Intel® Fortran Compiler documentation

See the Intel® C++ Compiler and Intel® Fortran Compiler help.

Intel Threading Building Blocks documentation

See the Intel C++ Compiler documentation for Intel Threading Building Blocks.

Threading Building Blocks documentation and resources

Intel® MPI documentation and resources

Intel MPI documentation at:

Articles about using Intel MPI, such as Hybrid applications: Intel MPI Library and OpenMP on the Intel® Developer Zone at:

Description of the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor architecture

Description of Intel® microarchitectures and their instruction sets

For Intel software product documentation, see

For additional technical product information, including white papers about Intel products, see the Intel® Developer Zone at

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.