I was anxiously waiting for Update 1 because I was assured that my application would build. Given Intel's history, I should have known better.
I'm still anxiously waiting for a release that will just build my application. After submitting several code samples, you would think they would be fixed, especially when I was told they were building on internal pre-release versions. How can something that would not build on the original XE 2013 release, but build on an internal pre-Update 1 release again not build when the update is actually released except for zero quality control? How can Intel let that happen?
I was in better shape with XE 2011--at least I could build (although there are other problems with it). I would go back, but I need to move to VS2012. I guess we’re just going to have to delay that for some time.
Does anyone else recommend any other alternative vendors with similar math/vectorization capabilities? Does AMD have a similar product?