Intel® System Studio 2016 launched 9/9/15

How Intel® System Studio 2016 Helps Performance and Power Efficiency Soar

The number of connected smart devices is taking off—and expected to reach 50 billion by 2020. When it comes to building all those devices, the only trajectory to success is up. And embedded and system developers need tools to help them boost both performance and power efficiency to new heights.

Intel is helping with new Intel® System Studio 2016, a comprehensive suite of advanced tools and technologies to help speed delivery of energy-efficient, high-performance, smart, connected devices across wide-ranging system and embedded platforms. It's already helping developers improve the performance and power efficiency of their solutions by up to 4X.

Built for Performance Gains

For a developer, boosting application performance takes two steps: finding performance bottlenecks and then removing them.

To analyze performance bottlenecks, Intel System Studio 2016 provides tools to help the developer understand the performance behavior of systems and embedded applications. System Analyzer helps to live-profile performance workloads between the CPU and GPU in real time. The Platform Analyzer can do more in-depth analysis, enabling developers to dive into more platform-specific performance details. And developers can quickly identify CPU-related performance issues by using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, a performance hotspot analyzer that shows which lines of code consumed most of the CPU headroom. New real-time Linux support and analysis of virtualized environments help developers optimize embedded systems benefitting from real-time Linux and/or virtualized environments.

Once the developer identifies performance issues, Intel System Studio 2016 provides highly optimized compiler and performance libraries to help reach premium performance, either by recompiling source code or by replacing performance-critical code with highly optimized performance library functions. Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives and Intel® Math Kernel Library cover image, signal, data, and math operations that are heavily used in some embedded systems.

Real-World Successes The number of connected smart devices is taking off—and expected to reach 50 billion by 2020. When it comes to building all those devices, the only trajectory to success is up. And embedded and system developers need tools to help them boost both performance and power efficiency to new heights.

Intel is helping with new Intel® System Studio 2016, a comprehensive suite of advanced tools and technologies to help speed delivery of energy-efficient, high-performance, smart, connected devices across wide-ranging system and embedded platforms. It's already helping developers improve the performance and power efficiency of their solutions by up to 4X.

Built for Performance Gains

For a developer, boosting application performance takes two steps: finding performance bottlenecks and then removing them.

To analyze performance bottlenecks, Intel System Studio 2016 provides tools to help the developer understand the performance behavior of systems and embedded applications. System Analyzer helps to live-profile performance workloads between the CPU and GPU in real time. The Platform Analyzer can do more in-depth analysis, enabling developers to dive into more platform-specific performance details. And developers can quickly identify CPU-related performance issues by using Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, a performance hotspot analyzer that shows which lines of code consumed most of the CPU headroom. New real-time Linux support and analysis of virtualized environments help developers optimize embedded systems benefitting from real-time Linux and/or virtualized environments.

Once the developer identifies performance issues, Intel System Studio 2016 provides highly optimized compiler and performance libraries to help reach premium performance, either by recompiling source code or by replacing performance-critical code with highly optimized performance library functions. Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives and Intel® Math Kernel Library cover image, signal, data, and math operations that are heavily used in some embedded systems.

Real-World Successes

Intel® System Studio 2016 is already having a big impact with developers.

“Intel System Studio helped us to optimize the Adaboost*-based algorithm through recompilation," said Guo Bin, development director for Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, which saw a performance gain of 40%.

”By using Intel System Studio, we could improve the performance of our Intel® architecture-based network video recorder systems by 50%,” explained Cai Jian Feng, product line manager for Zhejiang Dahua Technology Company.

”Intel System Studio improved the user experience of our recently launched Android*- based tablet Tolino Tab 8* (optimized for eReading) drastically—by a factor of 3X (200ms vs. 500-700ms)—which reduced the CPU workload and the resulting power consumption by at least the same factor,” said

Dirk Hofmann, chief product owner for Deutsche Telekom.

"Intel System Studio enabled us to improve sensitive, hardware-dependent code in our industrial automation system software," explained Dr. Henning Zabel of Beckhoff Automation. "It helped us to drastically reduce engineering efforts when analyzing processor internal states and execution of time critical paths in our software.”

Three Versions to Choose From

Developers can choose from three versions of Intel System Studio 2016 to get exactly the tools they need.

The Composer Edition includes tools to build performance-optimized code. The Professional Edition has everything in the Composer Edition plus tools to analyze performance, power efficiency, and code correctness. The Ultimate Edition includes everything in the Professional Edition plus system-wide debug and trace for more robustness.

All three editions are for Linux/Android or Microsoft Windows embedded targets. Support is also available for Wind River* VxWorks* and FreeBSD*. They also support new Intel® processors and operating systems including Intel® Atom™ x3, x5, and x7 processors (formerly codenamed SoFIA and Cherry Trail) and 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors (formerly codenamed Skylake), plus Microsoft Windows 10 and FreeBSD*

For all editions of Intel System Studio, Intel provides worldwide support through the Online Service Center.

Learn More

Learn more about new Intel System Studio 2016 here: intel.ly/system-studio

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