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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 Editions

Hello,

I have run some tests using the trial version of the Intel Parallel Studio XE 2017 and I am considering purchasing a licence.

However, before I do I have a few questions relating to which edition I should purchase.

I suspect that the Composer Edition is all that I will require, but I noticed that the Processional Edition has the following extra components, Intel Advisor, Intel Inspector and Intel Vtune Amplifier XE3. 

Can you confirm that confirm that with the Composer Edition I can still use optimatization flags like -xCORE_AVX2 and -ipo, as I have used these options in my testing.

Thanks,

Simon

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Yes, you can optimize with those compiler options with any Parallel Studio XE 2017 Edition. The compiler is identical in all three Editions of Parallel Studio XE 2017, https://software.intel.com/en-us/intel-parallel-studio-xe/details. The Editions differ only in the additional development tools included.

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