I want to buy Intel XE Composer for Fortran together with the IMSL libraries which are solde by Roguewave
I'm working in a research laboratory in the University of Clermont-Ferrand (France).
I have been working for many years with the Intel Visual XE Composer 2013 with IMSL 6.0
What version should have to buy for the compatibility and at what price (accademic).
Is it possible to have a bundle with both Intel XE composer and IMSL libraries?
Thank you for your help.
Intel no longer sells a bundle with IMSL (nor does it sell IMSL at all), so you will need to buy IMSL from Rogue Wave. You should buy Intel Parallel Studio XE for Fortran Windows, the current version. Academic licenses are available and you can get a price quote from a reseller.
Nichols, John wrote:
Why did Intel stop using ISML?
This is not an accurate way to describe it.
The change happened after I retired, but I know that when Rogue Wave purchased Visual Numerics, RW seemed less interested in this inherited bundling agreement which dates back to the Microsoft PowerStation days. The Intel business people weren't too thrilled with it either, as sales were low but support costs high. (I was doing most of that support!) I would repeatedly get asked if it was worth it for us to renew the contract, and as time went on it was harder for me to say yes. RW didn't like the different licensing terms (no run-time license checks and unlimited deployment) and the lower cost. So when the contract came up for renewal, both sides agreed to call it quits.
What I didn't understand, though, was that things would immediately be made harder for customers who had previously purchased IMSL licenses from Intel, in that all of the downloads and KB articles disappeared. Maybe there was some legal issue that prompted this, but I didn't like it.
You can still buy IMSL that works with Intel Fortran, just not from Intel.