Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1 Readme

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1 for Linux*, Windows*, and OS X*

Deliver top application performance and reliability with the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1. This software development suite combines Intel's C/C++ compiler and Fortran compiler; performance and parallel libraries; error checking, code robustness, and performance profiling tools into a single suite offering.

Key Features

  • Faster code: Boost applications performance that scales on today’s and next-gen processors
  • Create code faster: Utilize a toolset that simplifies creating fast, reliable parallel applications

This package is for users who develop on and build for Intel® 64 architectures on Linux*, Windows*, and OS X*, as well as customers running over the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors and coprocessors on Linux*. There are currently 3 editions of the suite:

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1 Composer Edition, which includes:
    • Intel® C++ Compiler 17.0 Update 1
    • Intel® Fortran Compiler 17.0 Update 1
    • Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL) 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) 2017 Update 2
    • Intel-provided Debug Solutions
    • Intel® Distribution for Python* 2017Update 1
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1 Professional Edition adds the following utilities:
    • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Advisor 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Inspector 2017 Update 1
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 1 Cluster Edition includes all previous tools plus:
    • Intel® MPI Library 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector 2017 Update 1
    • Intel® Cluster Checker 2017 Update 1 (Linux* only)
    • Intel® MPI Benchmarks 2017 Update 1

New in this release:

  • All components updated to current versions
  • Addition of Japanese localization for online tutorials and documentation
  • General improvements to all components in terms of stability, performance and bug fixes for latest Intel® Architectures
  • Default installation includes components for 32-bit targets on Linux*
  • Intel® Cluster Checker:
    • Added Intel® Scalable System Framework support
    • Added additional support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Product Family x200 processors
    • Removed heartbeat functionality
  • Intel® MPI Library:
    • PMI-2 support for SLURM*
    • Deprecating support for cross-OS launches, and for DAPL, TMI, and OFA fabrics
  • Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector:
    • Introduced mouse wheel zooming support for timelines
    • MPI Performance Snapshot adds a new diagram Node-to-Node Data Transfers
    • MPI Performance Snapshot adds support for non-MPI applications
  • Intel® Advisor: Extended recommendations for virtual methods in vectorized loops
  • Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library:
    • Added distributed neural network training
    • Added KNN algorithm for batch computing mode
    • Added min-max normalization
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library:
    • Added support of non-square cores of convolution
    • Improved performance of ?GETRF, ?GETRS and ?GETRI for very small matrices via MKL_DIRECT_CALL
    • Improved single thread SGEMM/DGEMM performance on Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2), Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), and Intel® Xeon® for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives:
    • Added functions for the finite field GF(p) arithmetic, and the elliptic curves over the finite field GF(p)
    • Added ippsECCPBindGxyTblStd functions that allow to control memory size for the elliptic curves over GF(p)
  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE:
    • Support for locator hardware event metrics for the General Exploration analysis results in the Source/Assembly view that enable you to filter the data by a metric of interest and identify performance-critical code lines/instructions
    • Summary view of the General Exploration analysis extended to explicitly display measure for the hardware metrics: Clockticks vs. Pipeline Slots
    • Command line summary report for the HPC Performance Characterization analysis extended to show metrics for CPU, Memory, and FPU performance aspects including issue descriptions for metrics that exceed the predefined threshold

For more information on the changes listed above, please read the individual component release notes available from the main Intel® Parallel Studio XE Release Notes page.

Resources:

Contents:

  • Linux* packages
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1.tgz
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_cluster_edition_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for Fortran and C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_for_cpp_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_for_fortran_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for Fortran which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran and C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran and C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_cpp.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_cpp_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_fortran.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_fortran_online.tgz
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: l_comp_lib_2017.1.132_comp.cpp_redist.tgz
      Redistributable Libraries C++
    • File: l_comp_lib_2017.1.132_comp.for_redist.tgz
      Redistributable Libraries Fortran
    • File: get-ipp-2017-crypto-library.htm
      Directions on how to obtain the Cryptography Library
  • Windows* packages
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_cluster_edition_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for Fortran and C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_for_cpp_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_professional_edition_for_fortran_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for Fortran which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran and C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran and C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_cpp_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_cpp_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_fortran_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update1_composer_edition_for_fortran_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: ww_icl_redist_msi_2017.1.143.zip
      Redistributable Libraries for 32- and 64-bit msi files for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++
    • File: ww_ifort_redist_msi_2017.1.143.zip
      Redistributable Libraries for 32- and 64-bit msi files for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran
    • File: get-ipp-2017-crypto-library.htm
      Directions on how to obtain the Cryptography Library
  • OS X* packages
    • File: m_ccompxe_2017.1.040.dmg
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: m_ccompxe_online_2017.1.040.dmg
      Online Installer which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: m_comp_lib_icc_redist_2017.1.126.dmg
      Redistributable Libraries C++
    • File: m_fcompxe_2017.1.040.dmg
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: m_fcompxe_online_2017.1.040.dmg
      Online Installer which has smaller file size. This installer may save you download time as it allows you to select only those components you desire to download. You must be connected to the internet during installation with this installer.
    • File: m_comp_lib_ifort_redist_2017.1.126.dmg
      Redistributable Libraries Fortran
    • File: get-ipp-2017-crypto-library.htm
      Directions on how to obtain the Cryptography Library
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