Intel® Parallel Inspector Comparison with Intel® Thread Checker

The following table can help you decide which tool to use:

Intel® Parallel InspectorIntel® Thread Checker
Threading errors - Data races and Deadlocks
Does not require special build or source code
Memory errors
Easier to learn and reuse
Low overhead analysis
Improved scalable analysis without serializing the app
Windows* standalone
Linux* support
LicensingSingle UserSingle User & Floating
Supportforum support
premier support option
unlimited premier support &
1 year product updates


Intel Thread Checker is still the right choice for developers who need:

  • Analysis outside of Visual Studio (standalone version)
  • Floating licenses
  • Unlimited, secure, formal support
  • Ability to check Linux applications


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