Introducing the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives

Use the Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) to improve performance of multimedia, enterprise data, embedded, communications, and scientific/technical applications. The primitives are a common interface for thousands of commonly used algorithms. Using these primitives enables you to automatically tune your application to many generations of processors without changes in your application.

Intel IPP library provides high performance implementations of signal, image, and data processing functions for several hardware/instruction set generations. Code written with Intel IPP automatically takes advantage of available CPU capabilities. This can provide tremendous development and maintenance savings. You can write programs with one optimized execution path, avoiding the alternative of multiple paths (Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2, Supplemental Streaming SIMD Extensions 3, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions , etc.) to achieve optimal performance across multiple generations of processors.

The goal of the Intel IPP software is to provide algorithmic building blocks with

  • a simple "primitive" C interface and data structures to enhance usability and portability

  • faster time-to-market

  • scalability with Intel® hardware

Intel IPP library is available as part of Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel® System Studio. It is also provided as a standalone package under the Community Licensing Program.

The majority of Intel IPP functions offered in different product suites are the same. But there are several Intel IPP libraries or domains that are only included in some product packages. The following table provides a summary of Intel IPP functionality for different product suites:

Intel IPP Functionality Intel® Parallel Studio XE Intel® System Studio Intel® IPP Standalone
Common function domains (string operations, cryptography, computer vision, data compression, image processing, signal processing, etc.) Yes Yes Yes
Long Term Evolution functions for the embedded domain No Yes No
Intel® IPP libraries for Android* and Intel® Quark™ platforms No Yes No
Intel® IPP libraries for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor Yes No Yes
Intel® IPP libraries for macOS* Yes No Yes

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Notice revision #20110804

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