Intel® Parallel Studio XE Release Notes and New Features

This page provides the current Release Notes for Intel® Parallel Studio XE. The notes are categorized by year, from newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each year.

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2018

Initial Release

Release Notes

Overview:

  • Speed application performance with Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) for Intel® Xeon® Scalable and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors.
  • Accelerate MPI applications with Intel® Omni-Path Architecture.
  • Accelerate applications with high-performance Python*.
  • Find high impact, but under optimized loops using Intel® Advisor’s roofline analysis.
  • Quickly spot high payoff opportunities for faster code using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier’s performance snapshot for MPI, CPU, FPU, and memory use. Adds MPICH and Cray support.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest standards and IDEs.
    • Full C++14 and initial C++ 2017 draft.
    • Full Fortran 2008 and initial Fortran 2015 draft.
    • Python 2.7 and 3.6, initial OpenMP 5.0 draft.
    • Microsoft Visual Studio* 2017 integration.

2017

Update 4

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • 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) and Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) are distributed under Intel Simplified Software License.
    • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB) for Linux* and macOS* and Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel® DAAL) for Linux* and macOS* are distributed under Apache License, Version 2.0.
Update 3

Linux* Release Notes

Overview:

Note: This update release is for Linux* only. Release notes are the same as for 2017 Update 2.

  • Intel®C/C++ and Fortran Compilers add optimizations for the latest Intel® Xeon® processors.
Update 2

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Migration to SHA-256 digital signatures on Linux*.
Update 1

Linux*/Windows* English Release NotesLinux*/Windows* Japanese Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • 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*.
Initial Release

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Installation performance improvements to Windows*.
  • All components have added support for the latest Intel® Architectures.

2016

Update 4

Linux* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
Update 3

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • All components have added support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (codename: Knights Landing).
    • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE requires an NDA add-on: contact technical support to request access.
  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* Update 2.
  • Japanese localization has been updated.
Update 2

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Added support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (codename: Knights Landing) for several components.
  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* Update 1 as well as latest distros of Fedora*, Ubuntu*, and Microsoft Windows* 10.
Update 1

Linux*/Windows* English Release NotesLinux*/Windows* Japanese Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Japanese content added to Composer Edition for Linux* and Composer Edition for Windows*.
  • Added support for Intel® Manycore Platform Software Stack (Intel® MPSS) version 3.6 on Windows* and Linux*.
Initial Release

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Added support for:
    • Windows* 10
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015*
    • Some components have added support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) instructions for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture) used by Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor and coprocessor (code name Knights Landing)
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Shell* for Intel® Visual Fortran for Windows* is updated to 2013.
  • Xcode* 6.3.2 now requires explicit acceptance of IDE integration before completing install of IDE integration.
  • Deprecation of the following features:
    • IA-32 host installation support
    • Visual Studio* 2010 support
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 5.0 support
  • Removal of support for the following Operating Systems:
    • Fedora* 20
    • Debian* 6
  • New component: Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library added to all editions.
  • New component: Intel® Cluster Checker added to Cluster Edition for Linux* only.

2015

Update 7

macOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

This update is only for macOS*.

  • Intel® C++ and Fortran Compiler components updated to latest Update 7.
Update 6

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • Intel® C++ and Fortran Compiler components updated to latest Update 6.
  • Install-level and licensing fixes.
Update 5

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Documentation updates.
Update 4

Windows* Release Notes

Overview:

This update is only for Windows* OS.

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Documentation updates.
Update 3

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Documentation updates.
Update 2

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
Update 1

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Improved the custom install directory process.
  • OS X* 10.10 now supported.
  • Xcode* 6.0 and 6.1 now supported.
Initial Release

Linux*/Windows* Release NotesmacOS* Release Notes for C/C++macOS* Release Notes for Fortran

Overview:

  • All components updated to current versions.
  • Changes to the directory structure including:
    • Removal of the separate 'icsxe' directory.
    • New links pointing to the latest installed version of the Intelreg; MPI Library and the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector.
  • Intel® MPI Library and Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector have deprecated 32-bit support - click here for more info.
  • The Intel® Debugger is no longer included in Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition. An Intel-extended version of the GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) is provided.

 

 

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