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Intel runtime conda package have disappeared from intel channel

Suddenly, Intel runtime packages seem to no longer exist in the "intel" channel:

(base) ~ % conda search -c intel --override-channels | grep icc_rt
(base) ~ % conda search -c intel --override-channels | grep impi_rt
(base) ~ % 

These (and related) packages were available until quite recently, as far as I can tell. Were they removed intentionally and, if so, can anyone explain why? Hopefully this is inadvertent and can be fixed -- these packages are very valuable for deployment of codes we build with Intel compilers.

thanks,

paul

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Does this have anything to do with the Intel Fortran compiler? I have never heard of conda (had to do a web search to see what it was) and have not heard that Intel makes its redistributable packages available through any source other than the Intel Registration Center. I do see that the Performance Libraries and Python distribution are available that way in an official form, however.

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Hi Steve,

This is related to the Intel Fortran compiler in that I rely on the packages from the official Intel conda channel for deploying executables built with the Intel Fortran compiler, which is what I'm using. I'm open to other ideas about where to report this issue, but I didn't find a more appropriate venue when I looked, maybe because this is a somewhat niche topic, as evidenced by the fact that you -- YOU, whose posts in these forums I've learned so much from over the years! -- were unaware of it.

Here are a couple Intel pages on the official conda packages:

https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/complete-list-of-packages-for-the-intel-distribution-for-p...

https://anaconda.org/intel (linked to from the previous page)

https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/using-intel-distribution-for-python-with-anaconda

Since I previously posted, a new Intel 2020 icc_rt package has been posted to the Intel channel:

(base) ~ % conda search -c intel --override-channels | grep icc_rt
icc_rt                        2020.0       intel_166  intel               

But still no impi_rt package, and all runtime packages for previous versions (IIRC there are packages going back to Intel 2015, though I use 2018 at the moment) remain missing.

paul

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from our Python Forum I found the most recent 3 articles that describes a failure on the conda channel HERE

 

If your customers are linux users they can also use APT or YUM to install the PSXE Runtimes HERE ARE DETAILS

 

 

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Ronald,

Thanks very much for the pointer. I see that Intel's Tom T acknowledged the issue and indicated that a fix is in progress here: https://software.intel.com/en-us/forums/intel-distribution-for-python/topic/848545. That's great news.

paul

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Don't read too much in my being unaware of it. I primarily focus on Windows and this conda thing post-dates my retirement.

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