Intel® Cluster Studio SSR End of Life - Questions and Answers

Issue Description

  • Effective November 13, 2015, Intel® Cluster Studio SSR's will no longer be available for sale.
  • Recent licensing changes will require an upgrade of your current license to receive an updated license to enable use of the 2016 version products, released this past August 2015.

Q&A

I am a current Intel® Cluster Studio User with an active license.  What do I need to do to update my license?
Log into the Intel® Registration Center and you will be presented with an upgrade option to move to Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition from your current Intel® Cluster Studio license.  There will be no charge for this upgrade and your license will be upgraded for the remainder of your support term.

When I upgrade from Intel® Cluster Studio to Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition, will I get a new serial number?
Yes, the upgrade will provide you with a new serial number that will correspond to the product to which you have been upgraded.

Once my support period expires, will I be chared the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition renewal price?
You will be given a grace period for the first year at pre-expiry pricing of Intel® Cluster Studio.  At the expiration of that grace period year, the support contract pricing will be the normal support pricing for Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition.

Can I pre-purchase additional support time now for Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition as I upgrade from Intel® Cluster Studio?
Yes, for a period of one year after the expiration of your current Intel® Cluster Studio license you can choose to renew your support for an extended period at the pre-expiry pricing.  Pricing will be dependent on your license type and support type.  Please work with your local Intel representative or reseller to help you further with pricing questions.

Can I migrate or downgrade my license back to Intel® Cluster Studio?
No, once you have upgraded you cannot downgrade as Intel® Cluster Studio will no longer be available.

When I upgrade from Intel® Cluster Studio to Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition, what do I get?
Cluster Edition adds the shared memory analysis tools of Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, Intel® Advisor, and Intel® Inspector.  Additionally, the new Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library for big data challenges is included for those who move from their Intel® Cluster Studio 2015 version to the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition 2016 version.

How do I upgrade from Intel® Cluster Studio to Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition?
To upgrade to Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition follow the steps below:

  • Log into your Intel® Registration Center (https://registrationcenter.intel.com/products) account.
  • Go to your Product Page and find the link for Intel® Cluster Studio and click on it to be taken to your Subscription History.
  • Under the Serial Number section of the Subscription History page you will see the link "Upgrade Available".
  • Click on the link and follow the directions to upgrade to the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition

For additional licensing questions, please see our Licensing FAQ.
For additional questions regarding purchasing renewals, see our Purchasing, Renewing, and Upgrading FAQ.

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