I have big experience developing on Linux, however, recently must be ported code to windows 7 64 bits and windows xp 32 bits.
I downloaded Intel Parallel Studio XE 2011 for windows, but I when try compile code, appear the following error:
icl: error #10114: Microsoft Visual C++ not found in path
Is mandatory to have installed Microsoft Visual Studio?
Yes, to have full IDE support within Visual Studio you need one of the Microsoft Visual Studio versions installed to run the Intel Compiler. For command line development only on Windows XP 32-bit you need at least theVisual Studio Expressor a Windows SDK Update for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4 to run the Intel Compiler on Windows 7 64-bit.
Please refer to the Intel Parallel Studio XE and Intel Composer XE release notes for further system requirements.
Yes you require Visual studio because Intel compiler(ICC/ICL) uses some of the underlying library signaturesof GCC in Unix platform and libraries signatures of Microsoft for compiling.
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