Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition Initial Release Readme

The Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition for Linux* and Windows* combines all Intel® Parallel Studio XE and Intel® Cluster Tools into a single package. This multi-component software toolkit contains the core libraries and tools to efficiently develop, optimize, run, and distribute parallel applications for clusters with Intel processors.  This package is for cluster users who develop on and build for IA-32 and Intel® 64 architectures on Linux* and Windows*, as well as customers running over the Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor on Linux*. It contains:

  • Intel® C++ Compiler XE 15.0
  • Intel® Fortran Compiler XE 15.0
  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) 7.7
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives 8.2
  • Intel® Threading Building Blocks (TBB) 4.3
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library (MKL) 11.2
  • Intel® MPI Library 5.0 Update 1
  • Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector 9.0 Update 1
  • Intel® MPI Benchmarks 4.0
  • Intel® Advisor XE 2015
  • Intel® Inspector XE 2015
  • Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE 2015
  • Documentation

New in this release:

  • All components updated to current versions
  • Changes to the directory structure to align with Intel® Parallel Studio XE, including:
    • Removal of the separate 'icsxe' directory
    • New links pointing to latest installed version of the Intel® MPI Library and the Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector
  • Intel® MPI Library and Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector have deprecated 32-bit support - click here for more info
  • The Intel® Debugger is no longer included in Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition. An Intel-extended version of the GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) is provided.
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) introduces the Parallel Direct Sparse Solver for Clusters - a distributed memory version of Intel® MKL PARDISO direct sparse solver
  • Intel® Compilers changes include:
    • New Optimization Report interface, structure, and options
    • GNU* GDB 7.7 with improved Fortran and Intel® Cilk™ Plus support
    • New standards support: OpenMP* 4.0, full Fortran 2003 and C++11 language support, and added Fortran 2008 BLOCK construct feature
    • Added option to help find uninitialized variables at run-time when building Fortran applications
    • Compiler offload to Intel® Graphics Technology is supported for the Intel® C++ Compiler
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP) changes:
    • Introduced new functionality for Image Processing and Computer Vision
    • Added possibility for manual dispatching of IPP libraries by supported CPU features
    • Added several new functionalities for Signal Processing
    • Deprecations in several IPP domains

Refer to the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition Release Notes for more details.

Contents:

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition for Linux*
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2015.tgz
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2015_online.sh
      Online Installer which has smaller file size and allows you to only download desired components. You have to be connected to the internet to use this installer.
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2015 Cluster Edition for Windows*
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2015_setup.exe
      Offline Installer package which has bigger size and contains all components of the product
    • File: parallel_studio_xe_2015_online_setup.exe
      Online Installer which has smaller file size and allows you to only download desired components. You have to be connected to the internet to use this installer
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