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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018

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Performance for your application
If you’re developing an application that has a problem to solve, a simulation to run, an image to analyse or any other task that turns data into information, Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 will help your software to run faster, to help you do more complex work in the same amount of time, including big data analytics, machine learning applications, and time-critical financial analysis.

What it does:
Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 is a suite of tools that simplifies the design, building, verification, and tuning of applications that run in parallel including thread parallelism, vector parallelism, and MPI process parallelism. It helps to modernise your high performance, enterprise, computing and cloud application to enable faster, more scalable and portable parallel code.

  • Lets you develop faster code to boost application performance.
  • Harnesses the full potential of today’s and next-gen processors.
  • Speeds the design process by identifying the issues blocking effective vectorization and suggesting solutions.
  • Helps you code faster with a toolset that simplifies creating fast, reliable parallel code.

Includes: industry-leading compiler(s), libraries, parallel models, high-performance Python packages powered by native Intel Performance Libraries, vectorization and threading advisor, memory and threading debugger, performance profiler, and more.

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 comes in three editions based on your development needs:

  • Composer Edition includes industry-leading Intel C/C++ and Fortran compilers and libraries, including the new Intel Data Analytics Acceleration Library, optimised for accelerated performance.
  • Professional Edition includes powerful analysis tools to design, tune, and debug parallel code.
  • Cluster Edition adds advanced MPI cluster development tools to create faster cluster applications.

Product Variants

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018

New Features

What’s new in Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018:

  • Improve the speed of your application performance with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel AVX-512) for your Intel Xeon Scalable and Intel Xeon Phi processors.
  • Boost your MPI application with Intel Omni-Path Architecture.
  • Locate high impact, but under optimised loops by using the Intel Advisor's roofline analysis.
  • Quickly and easily find high payoff opportunities for faster code using the Intel VTune Amplfier's performance snapshot for MPI, FPU, CPU as well as memory use. You additionally benefit from MPICH and Cray support.
  • Broader redistribution rights for Intel Performance Libraries as well as the Intel Distribution for Python.
  • Keep up-to-date with the latest standards and IDEs:

- Full C++ 14 and initial C++ 2017 draft.
- Full Fotran 2008 and intial Fortran 2015 draft.
- Python 2.7 and 3.6, initial OpenMP 5.0 draft.
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 integration.


Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 comes in three editions based on your development needs:

Composer Edition

  • Intel C++ Compiler - industry-leading C and C++ application performance with built-in advanced parallelism support with Intel Cilk Plus and OpenMP support.
  • Intel Fortran Compiler - industry-leading Fortran application performance with extensive support for Fortran standards, OpenMP, and more.
  • Intel Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel DAAL) - boost big data analytics and machine learning performance with easy-to-use library with a wide selection of pre-optimised advanced analytics algorithms.
  • Intel Math Kernel Library - extensive and fastest C, C++, and Fortran compatible math library that uses standard APIs for simple code integration.
  • Intel Integrated Performance Primitives - multi-core ready, optimised building blocks for large dataset problem processing and high-performance computing for current and future processors.
  • Intel Threading Building Blocks - widely used C++ template library with rich set of components to efficiently implement higher-level, task-based parallelism.
  • Intel OpenMP - implement scalable parallelism using OpenMP 4.0 standard and initial support for 4.1, plus support for Intel SSE and AVX. Compatible with all C, C++, and Fortran compilers using standard APIs for simple code integration.
  • Intel Cilk Plus - the simplest way to add scalable vector and task parallelism - using only three keywords. Vectorised and threaded for highest performance on all Intel and compatible processors.
  • Rogue Wave IMSL Library - available as an add-on to Fortran based suites or Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 Composer Edition for Fortran Windows with Rogue Wave IMSL.

Professional Edition

The Professional Edition includes all of the functionality of the Composer Edition, plus:

  • Intel VTune Amplifer XE - collect a rich set of data to tune CPU and GPU compute performance, multi-core scalability, Open MP, bandwidth, and more. Sort, filter, and visualise results for quick insight into performance bottlenecks and automate regression tests and collect data remotely using the powerful command line.
  • Intel Advisor XE – two tools (Vectorisation Advisor and Threading Advisor) analyse, design, tune, and check your threading design before implementation, explore and test threading options without disrupting normal development and predict thread errors and performance scaling on systems with more cores.
  • Intel Inspector XE - quickly find memory leaks and memory allocation errors, locate difficult-to-find threading errors like data races and deadlocks and detect out of bounds accesses and dangling pointers.

Cluster Edition

The Cluster Edition includes all of the functionality of the Composer and Professional Editions, plus:

  • Intel MPI Library - performance-optimised MPI Library with sustained scalability: low latencies, higher bandwidth, and increased processes, with full hybrid support for multi-core and many-core systems.
  • Intel Trace Analyzer and Collector - powerful MPI communications profiling and analysis with low overhead and effective visualisation to quickly find bottlenecks and achieve high performance for parallel cluster applications.

System Req.

Processor support

Supports multiple generations of Intel and compatible processors including, but not limited to, Intel Core processors, Intel Xeon processors, and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.

Operating systems

Windows, Linux and OS X (OS X developers can choose between the C++ or Fortran versions of the Composer Edition).

Development tools and environments

Windows: Integrates into Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, 2012, and 2013
Linux: Compatible with GNU tools
OS X: XCode

Programming Languages

Compatible with compilers from Microsoft, GCC, Intel C, C++, C#, Fortran, Java, ASM.