Free Software FAQ
- I am a student. Can I get free access to Intel® Software Development Tools?
- Yes. If you are a college or university student enrolled in a degree-granting program, you may qualify for the program and get access to select Intel® Software Development Tools at no cost. To learn more, visit Free Tools for Students.
- Do post-doctoral students qualify for your student license program?
- No. However, you may qualify for no cost Intel® Software Development Tools for Educators. Intel® Performance Libraries are available to everyone at no cost. Learn more.
- I am a professor. Can I use Intel® Software Development Tools at no cost as part of the coursework I teach?
- Yes. Intel provides select Intel® Software Development Tools at no cost to educators at degree-granting institutions to help teach students new skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. To learn more and apply, visit Free Tools for Educators.
- Can I get Intel® Performance Libraries for free?
Yes, the following Intel® Performance Libraries are available for everyone with no fees, royalties, or restrictions on company or project sizes:
- Intel® Math Kernel Library – fast math library
- Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library – data analytics library
- Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives – image, signal, and data processing
- Intel® Threading Building Blocks – C++ threading library
- Intel® MPI Library – message passing interface library
- What are the terms and conditions of the free Intel® Performance Libraries offer?
The free Intel Performance Libraries include a named-user license per Intel’s EULA for Intel® Software Development Products with no fees, no royalties, and no restrictions on company or project sizes.
- I am actively contributing to open source projects. Do you have any free offers for open source contributors?
- Yes. Intel provides qualified open source contributors working on open source projects, compliant with the Open Source Initiative (OSI), select Intel® Software Development Products at no cost. See Free Tools for Open Source Contributors for more details.
- Do I get Intel Support with free tools?
Yes. You may seek support from the community through Community Forums that are followed by expert users.
With the purchase of a complete software suite, you can get priority support to directly connect with Intel engineers for confidential answers to technical questions and receive free updates for a year.
- How long can I use no-cost licenses?
- All free products give you user rights for the latest version of the tools for a 12-month period. After that you may reapply for a new license.
- How long will the free offerings be available?
- There is no specific time frame for these free offers. Intel reserves the right to change these offers without notice at any time.
- Do the features vary between the free and paid product?
- At the current time, the products offered at no cost have the same features as the commercial products. Licensing terms may vary.
- Are there any other free Intel® Software Development Tools open to everyone?
- Yes, browse and download Additional Free Software and Code Samples.
- Can I get a free license for the Rogue Wave* IMSL* Fortran Numerical library?
- The Rogue Wave* IMSL* Fortran Numerical library is not an Intel® product and is not included in the Free Tools Program.