The version year information contained in the prebuilt driver vtsspp for VTune™ Amplifier XE 2015 Update 1 is incorrect. You may notice this when using a tool such as readelf to view the binary elf headers, or when browsing the sepdk source files.
Option "-z defs" is no longer needed to detect missing symbols in code targeting Intel MIC Architecture at link time
Prior to Intel® Compiler 15.0 in the offload compilation model, the binaries targeting the Intel MIC Architecture were generated as dynamic libraries (.so).
Version : Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2018 for Windows Update 2, Intel®