We have acquired a license of Intel Parallel Studio to be used along with Visual Sutdio 2005 for one of our projects that is written in C++. We are using a revision control system which triggers a build in a virtual machine that is used for automatic builds. We have faced some problems with the current version of Visual Studio, like internal linker and compiler errors, as well as wrong code generation that leads to access violations in Release build (a trial version of Visual Studio 2008 was tested, and it also produced wrong code. On the other hand, Visual Studio 2010 Beta and the Intel C++ compiler provided with Composer work as expected).
At the moment we are kind of stuck because the automatic build will fail in one of two different ways: internal linker error with some optimization flags, or access violation on runtime when disabling those flags. Seeing that the Intel C++ compiler can be used providing the expected results (plus the ability to use some C++0x goodies and its optimization flags), the question that remains is if it is possible to extract and use just the compiler with our current license in the automatic build machine while it is also used in the developer machine along with the whole Parallel Studio suit.