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Invitation to join the Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta program

Subject: Invitation to join the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta program 


Dear Developer,

We would like to invite you to participate in the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta program. In this beta test, you will have early access to Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 products and the opportunity to provide feedback to help make our products better.  Please do apologize us in case you already received this invitation.

Registration is easy through the following link. Please complete the pre-beta survey, register, and download the beta software:

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Pre-Beta survey

This suite of products brings together exciting new technologies along with improvements to Intel’s existing software development tools:

  • Enhanced Big Data Analytics – Easily Build IA Optimized Data Analytics Application.
    Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (DAAL)
    Beta will help data scientists speed through big data challenges with optimized IA functions. New features include: Python APIs, Neural Network layer support, extended support for data sources, new normalization functions, new optimization algorithms and new activation functions.

  • Boost Speed of Machine Learning Applications.
    Intel® Math Kernel Library 2017 Beta introduces machine learning support using DNN (Deep Neural Networks) primitives. Some of the new capabilities include extended TBB threading layer support, extended Sparse BLAS functionality, optimizations and usage models on second generation of Intel® Xeon Phi™, expanded online samples and C++ & Fortran separation for install.

  • Faster performance from Python packages powered by Intel® Math Kernel Library.
    Intel® Distribution for Python* 2017 Beta adds new Python packages like scikit-learn, mpi4py, numba, conda, tbb (Python interfaces to Intel® Threading Building Blocks) and pyDAAL (Python interfaces to Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library). The Beta also delivers performance improvements for NumPy/SciPy through linking with performance libraries like Intel® MKL, Intel® MPI Library, Intel® TBB and Intel® DAAL.

  • Profile mixed Python, Go + native code (Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE).
    Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE Beta, unlike pure Python profilers, can now profile mixed Python + native C, C++ or Fortran code.  Find the real performance bottleneck in your Python or Go application even if it does call native code.

  • Storage & HPC analysis, & easier configuration.
    Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE Beta introduces new Storage analysis feature to help you find unbalanced disk I/O and compute.  Storage accesses are attributed to the source code.  HPC Performance Characterization Analysis monitors utilization of the CPU, memory, and FPU for a compute-intensive or throughput application.  This makes it easier to identify floating point operation and memory optimization opportunities. EBS analysis configuration for MPI applications has been simplified and remote Linux target now has automated configuration from UI.

  • Discover Untapped Performance Faster.
    Two new performance snapshots are added for a quick and easy way to prioritize performance projects based on data instead of guesswork.  Application Performance Snapshot shows the potential benefit of code modernization. Storage Snapshot (coming soon in the beta update) shows if faster storage may improve performance.

  • Expanded Compiler Features – Scaling Development Efforts Forward.
    Intel® C++ and Fortran Compiler 17.0 Beta compilers continue supporting the latest language standards and features – OpenMP* 4.0 and most of OpenMP* 4.5, C++11 and C++14, as well as Fortran 2008. Several enhancements improve your performance and vectorization capabilities – enjoy a significant boost in Coarray Fortran performance, vectorize your C++ code using the new Intel SIMD Data Layout Template (Intel SDLT), or tune your code for the latest Intel® Xeon Phi coprocessors. More informative optimization reports and a tighter integration with Intel® Advisor boost your productivity and efficiency.

  • Easier Vectorization – Faster Code Faster.
    Intel® Advisor 2017 Beta introduces several new features: Gather/Scatter profiling, Optimize for AVX-512 even without Hardware, Loop Analytics improvements, Detection of heap allocated variables in MAP, MPI flow improvements, Multi-ISA improvements and Intel SDLT recommendation.

  • Optimized building blocks for image, signal and data processing.
    Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives 2017 Beta provides broad and release quality optimizations for AVX512 and AVX2 (KNL and SKL). This results in higher performance and more efficient data management across a wide range of applications like image and audio processing, scientific simulations, financial analytics and 3D modeling and analysis. Also supported are Super-resolution (huge image) support through new wrappers that support 64-bit data length (Intel® IPP 64x functions) and New integration wrappers for computer vision which includes IPP optimized functionality in openCV.

  • Advanced cluster diagnostic expert system in a tool.
    Intel® Cluster Checker 2017 Beta simplifies diagnosis of issues to improve cluster functionality and performance. It provides rapid reassurance to execute on a fully working cluster environment, which can be easily integrated into other software (using the Intel® Cluster Checker API). Its comprehensive cluster environment checking can be easily extended with custom tests.

For more details and information about this beta program, check out the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta page, which includes additional information in the FAQ and What’s New documents.

As a Beta tester, we solicit and welcome your feedback to our development teams via Beta surveys and submissions at Intel® Premier Support.

By using any of the Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta components, you agree to participate in the Intel® Software Improvement Program. Intel may automatically receive anonymous information about how you use this product. No personally identifiable information is collected and you will receive no additional follow up emails due to this program. Intel is committed to respecting your privacy.

Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2017 Beta is provided under the terms of the Evaluation license in the End User License Agreement.

Any questions?

For beta participation questions or to opt-out of further contact with Intel, please reply to this email.  Refer to the Intel Privacy Policy for more details.

We greatly value your input in helping us release quality products.


The Intel Parallel Studio XE Beta Program Team

Developer Products Division

Intel Corporation


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Now it’s easier than ever to write your code to run in parallel with Intel® Parallel Studio XE, a comprehensive suite of software development tools. Crunch more data, build code faster with top compilers and libraries, and take advantage of the incredibly wide vector registers on today’s and tomorrow’s Intel® processors.