Beta Windows* enabled Drivers and Development Tools for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor

Beta Windows* enabled Drivers and Development Tools for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor

*** UPDATE September 2013 - PLEASE READ ***

This Beta program is officially closed, as production versions of the software drivers, and supporting Intel(R) compilers are now available.   Here is where to get each:


Therefore, the remainder of this article is no longer current.   

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This article contains information about where to download Windows* enabled Drivers and Tools for Intel(R) Xeon(R) hosts containing Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessors

For a short guide to getting started, read this Developers Guide for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) for Windows*

As a result of registering for access to the Intel Beta compilers you will have access to download all of the Drivers (Intel(R) Manycore Platform Software Stack) and Development Tools (e.g. compilers) enabled to run on Windows* for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor.  

Here is a direct link to all of the packages.   

PLEASE NOTE:  Our drivers are not Windows Hardware Quality Labs tested.   The driver is 'locally' signed by Intel and should function, but when you install this, you will receive a popup message indicating that the drivers were not WHQL tested.   

Package (link)                                    YOU MUST REGISTER before you are able to access these packages!! Size
Drivers:  Intel(R) Manycore Platform Software Stack (Intel(R) MPSS) for Windows  - version beta-2.1.6720-19 released Sept 10 2013 364MB
Readme and Release Notes accompanying Drivers   
Intel(R) C++ Composer XE Beta for Windows* - version 2013_sp1_beta.0.068 - released May 29 2013 1409MB
Intel(R) Visual Fortran Composer XE beta for Windows - version 2013_sp1_beta.0.068 - released May 29 2013 880MB
Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE for Windows - version 2013 Update 6 - Special package for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessors Windows* beta, released April 30, 2013 127MB

IMPORTANT: If you need access to analysis tools, such as Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE 2013, you will need to get an evaluation license or acquire the software

What’s new in Intel(R) VTune(TM) Amplifier XE 2013 Update 6 special package for Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessors Windows* beta:

    • Integrated solution with host and target SEP binaries and scripts incorporated (bin64/k1om)
    • Automated installation of SEP drivers and agent on MIC card (triggered by presence of INTEL_MPSS_HOST_SDK env variable which is a result of official MPSS installation)
    • Predefined analyses: Lightweight Hotspots, General Exploration and Bandwidth. 
    • Getting Started Tutorial (see documentation\en\tutorials\find_lw_hotspots\C++\index.htm) with sample code

     -        Limitation: User API is not yet supported at MIC Windows host and will be provided in subsequent product updates

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