What compilers are offered in Intel® Parallel Studio XE?

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Composer Edition or above includes six compilers:

  • Intel® C++ Compiler for Windows*, Windows host (IA-32 or Intel® 64 for host and target)
  • Intel C++ Compiler for OS X*, OS X host (Intel 64 host and target)
  • Intel C++ Compiler for Linux*, Linux host (IA-32 or Intel 64 host and target)
How do developers get copies of the compilers in Intel Parallel Studio XE?
All compilers are included in the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Composer Edition or above. Please visit the Intel Parallel Studio XE Try and Buy page for details.
Are these compilers the same as Intel® C++ Compiler in other Intel software development suites, such as Intel® Integrated Native Developer Experience or Intel® System Studio?
See Intel® C and Intel® C++ Compilers: Features and Supported Platforms for details.
Why should developers care about the Intel® C++ Compiler?

In a word, performance. Intel C++ Compiler is a robust C and C++ compiler including but not limited to supporting the following:

  • All C++11 features, some C++14 features, and most C99 features
  • Parallelism support: OpenMP* 4.1; Intel® Cilk™ Plus
  • Highly efficient loop optimization
  • Auto vectorization for data parallelism that takes advantages of modern processor capabilities
What are the system hardware and software prerequisites for Intel C++ Compilers?
See the release notes for details at Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Composer Edition for C++.
Where can I find more information?
Check the Training and Documentation sections on the Get Support page.