Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 4 Readme

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 4 for Linux*, Windows*, and macOS*

Deliver top application performance and reliability with the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 4. 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 macOS*, 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 4 Composer Edition, which includes:
    • Intel® C++ Compiler 17.0 Update 4
    • Intel® Fortran Compiler 17.0 Update 4
    • Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL) 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) 2017 Update 6
    • Intel-provided Debug Solutions
    • Intel® Distribution for Python* 2017Update 3
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 4 Professional Edition adds the following utilities:
    • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Advisor 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Inspector 2017 Update 3
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Update 4 Cluster Edition includes all previous tools plus:
    • Intel® MPI Library 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector 2017 Update 3
    • Intel® Cluster Checker 2017 Update 2 (Linux* only)
    • Intel® MPI Benchmarks 2017 Update 2

New in this release:

  • All components updated to current versions
  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017*
  • Added support for installing some libraries from yum, apt, or conda (see this article for more information)
  • Added support for cluster installation on Microsoft Windows Server 2016*
  • Added support for Xcode* 8.3 (macOS* only)
  • New licenses for distribution:
    • Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) are distributed under Intel Simplified Software License
    • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) for Linux*, and macOS*, Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL) for Linux*, and macOS* are distributed under Apache License, Version 2.0
    • See compilers_and_libraries_2017/licensing/ under the target installation path for reference
  • Intel® Advisor:
    • Added recommendation to force scalar remainder for loops with low mask utilization on AVX512
    • Extended “Gather recommendation” with “Constant (non-unit)” pattern
  • Intel® MPI Library:
    • Improved MPI startup up to 8.5x on large HPC systems
    • Intel® Omni-Path Architecture is used by default on systems with multiple fabrics
  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks:
    • Adds a graph/matmult example to demonstrate support for compute offload to Intel® Graphics Technology in the flow graph API
    • The “compiler” build option now allows the user to specify a full path to the compiler
  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE:
    • Added support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor code named Knights Landing from Windows* host
    • Enhanced support for applications using Intel® Threading Building Blocks that helps identify code inefficiencies causing high Overhead and Spin time
    • Automated installation of collectors on a remote Linux* target system

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_update4.tgz
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_composer_edition.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran and C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update4_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_update4_composer_edition_for_cpp.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for C++ only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update4_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_update4_composer_edition_for_fortran.tgz
      Offline Installer package for the Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran only
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update4_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_2017.4.196_comp.cpp_redist.tgz
      Redistributable Libraries C++
    • File: l_comp_lib_2017.4.196_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_update4_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2017_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_update4_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_2017.4.210.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_2017.4.210.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
  • macOS* packages
    • File: m_ccompxe_online_2017.4.049.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_2017.4.049.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_2017.4.181.dmg
      Redistributable Libraries C++
    • File: m_fcompxe_2017.4.049.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_2017.4.049.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_2017.4.181.dmg
      Redistributable Libraries Fortran
    • File: get-ipp-2017-crypto-library.htm
      Directions on how to obtain the Cryptography Library
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