Deliver Fast, Reliable, Scalable Code

Simply modernize your high performance computing, enterprise, and cloud applications for faster, scalable, and portable parallel code.

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Deliver Top-Notch Software Performance

This comprehensive suite of development tools makes it simpler to build and modernize code with the latest techniques in vectorization, multithreading, multinode parallelization, and memory optimization. It enables C, C++, Fortran, and Python* software developers to:

  • Create faster code: Boost application performance that scales on current and future Intel platforms.
  • Build code faster: Simplify the process of creating parallel code.
  • Get Priority Support: Connect directly to Intel engineers for confidential answers to technical questions.

Who Needs This Product

Technical compute developers: HPC software developers, domain specialists, students, and educators.

Enterprise and cloud application developers: Software developers, business analysts, and data analysts.

Code Modernization Workshops

Available in multiple locations worldwide, our free sessions show how to build and optimize parallel code with this suite.

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Sharpen your development skills to create faster, more reliable applications with these free online sessions.


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What's New in 2018

Modernize Code for Performance, Scalability, and Portability

  • Deliver and scale forward with consistent programming for Intel® Xeon® and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 instructions.
  • Find high-impact, but under-optimized loops using the Roofline analysis in Intel® Advisor.
  • Accelerate HPC with high-performance Python.
  • Stay up to date with the latest standards and integrated development environments (IDE):
    • Full C++14 and initial C++ 2017 (in draft)
    • Full Fortran 2008 and initial Fortran 2015 (in draft)
    • Python 2.7 and 3.6
    • Initial OpenMP* 5.0 (in draft)
    • Visual Studio* 2017 integration

Flexibility for Your Needs

  • Quickly spot high-payoff opportunities for faster code using a combined performance snapshot for MPI, CPU, FPU, and memory use.
  • Easily access the latest Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel® Distribution for Python* via APT GET, YUM, and Conda*.
  • Immediately use new, broader redistribution rights for Intel® Performance Libraries and Intel Distribution for Python.

Release Notes

Product Brief

What's in the Box

The suite is available in three editions, in multiple languages. Choose the one that meets your development needs.

Components Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Cluster Edition Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Professional Edition¹ Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Composer Edition¹
Intel® C++ Compiler      
Intel® Fortran Compiler      
Intel® Distribution for Python*2      
Intel® Math Kernel Library      
Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library3     C++ Only
Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives     C++ Only
Intel® Threading Building Blocks     C++ Only
Intel® Advisor      
Intel® Inspector      
Intel® VTune™ Amplifier3      
Intel® MPI Library3      
Intel® Trace Analyzer and Collector      
Intel® Cluster Checker
(For Linux* only)
Rogue Wave IMSL* Fortran Numerical Library Add-on product Add-on product Add-on and bundled product4
Priority Support      
(May vary by edition and license)
$2,949+ $1,599+ $699+
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1 Available with a single language (C++ or Fortran) or both languages
2 Available on Windows*, Linux, and macOS*
3 Available bundled in a suite or as a stand-alone product
4 Available as an add-on product to any Windows Fortran suite or bundled with a version of the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Composer Edition

Versions are available for students, educators, and open-source contributors.

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Other Ways to Buy

A number of resellers offer the full suite, which includes Priority Support through our online service center. Renewing an existing license is another great way to stay up-to-date at an affordable price (especially if you renew before your subscription ends). We provide discounted pricing for academic research, as well.

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Get Priority Support

All paid versions of Intel® Software Development Products automatically includes Priority Support at our online service center for one year from your date of purchase.

You get:

  • Direct and private interaction with Intel’s engineers—submit confidential inquiries and code samples
  • Free access to all new product updates and continued access to, and support for, older versions of the product
  • Responsive help with your technical questions and other product needs for both new and older versions
  • Community product forums followed by expert users who cover all Intel Software Development Products
  • Access to a vast library of self-help documents that build off decades of experience with creating high-performance code
  • Extended support at a reduced rate

More questions? Review our Purchase FAQ.

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Try the Software

Numerous trial versions are available. If you are a student, educator, or open-source contributor, you may qualify for a free version of the suite.

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Key Specifications


Includes but is not limited to:

  • Intel Xeon Phi processor
  • Intel Xeon processor
  • Intel® Core™ processor family

Programming Languages

  • C
  • C++
  • Fortran
  • Python
  • Java* is supported by Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library and Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, only
  • C# is supported by Intel® Advisor and Intel VTune Amplifier, only
  • Google Go* is supported by Intel VTune Amplifier, only

Development Tools & Environments

  • Compatible with compilers from Microsoft, GCC, Intel, and others that follow established language standards
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (Windows)
  • Eclipse* (Linux)
  • Xcode* (macOS)

Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • macOS

Release Notes

All prices listed are retail prices (MSRP) and subject to change without notice. Prices do not include value-added taxes (VAT) or any other state or local taxes or charges.

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