Intel(R) Software Development Tools Demystified: The Packaging, Reference Guides, User Guides, BKMs, Getting Support

This article is a brief summarizing "List of Links" to find tool documentation, with a short explanation of Intel's software development tool packaging.

This graphic explains the way Intel tools are packaged; you have the option of downloading and installing individual tools, or downloading and installing  the 'bundles'.   

For example, from this graphic we see that Intel(R) Cluster Studio XE is a superset of Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE.    

A disadvantage with downloading and installing the larger packages is that the larger packages are not updated as frequently as the individual component packages; however you can download and install individual package updates as needed, without breaking compatibility.     To find the latest versions of all packages, you can visit

(NOTE:  you may need a license in order to get access to this tools list)

Below is a list of useful links:

Getting Support:   First search these areas for answers pertaining to tools & Intel(R) Xeon Phi(tm) Coprocessor.   If you do not find what you are looking for, please use community forums or Intel(R) Premier support to ask questions.

If you have a verified bug, submit software issues through Intel(R) Premier support – , specifying the appropriate queue for your problem:

    • Intel® Fortran Composer XE,  Linux
    • Intel® C++ Composer XE, Linux
    • Intel® MKL for Linux
    • Intel® VTune() Amplifier XE
    • Intel® MPI Library, Linux
    • Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector, Linux*

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others


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