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Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta

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1 Jun 2016CPOL4 min read
Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta has been released. This is the Beta program page which guides you further on Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta new features and enhanced usability experience.

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Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta has been released. This is the Beta program page which guides you further on Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta new features and enhanced usability experience.

If you are new to Intel® System Studio, Please go here.

If you are developing an application on Intel® Quark™ D1000 or D2000 microcontroller, then check out Intel® System Studio for Microcontrollers

You can register and download the Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta package here.

Please note that the Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta license is provided under Evaluation license terms and conditions. Please refer to Intel® Software Development Products End User License Agreement (EULA) for more information.

What’s new in Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta version?

We are pleased to announce the release of Intel® System Studio 2017 Beta which offers a wide variety of new features and advances described below with enhanced usability:

  • Giving you higher performance through smarter utilization:
    • target architecture specific tuning, OpenCL™ 2.0 Shared Virtual Memory, Disk Input and Output analysis, and more.
  • Code smarter with more of the right information:
    • optimization and allocation reports, Application Performance Snapshots, ...
  • Tools tailored for your application:
    • Image handling / super-resolution through 64-bit data types, improved computer vision (OpenCV) performance, Deep Neural Networks (DNN) primitives, …
  • Improved out of box experience for faster time to market with a simplified workflow and task-based tutorials.

We have a huge number of knowledge based articles covering a wide spectrum of all Intel® System Studio tools/components.

Support for the latest Intel based Embedded, Mobile and IoT platforms

  • Processors:
    • Intel® Quark™ processors
    • Intel® Atom™ x3, x5, x7 SoC Processor Series
    • Intel® Core™ M Processors
    • Intel® Core™ i3, i5, i7 Processor Series
    • Intel® Xeon® Processors
  • Development Platforms:
    • Intel® Edison Development Platform
    • Intel® Puma™6-Media Gateway

For latest detailed information about supported processors and platforms, see the release notes in the beta installation.

Intel® C++ Compiler

What’s New?

  • Improved offload to Intel® Graphics Technology.
  • Vectorization improvements: new Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions data layout templates for more efficient execution, better loop and function alignment, support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) instructions.
  • Code smarter with the right information -- more informative optimization reports, register allocation reports, annotated source listings and improved security features boost your productivity and efficiency.
  • Support for the latest language standards and platforms: C++11, C++14, Microsoft Windows® operating system, Microsoft* Visual Studio® and more.

Intel® VTune™ Amplifier for Systems

What’s New?

  • Analyze subsystems for optimization opportunities -- Disk Input and Output analysis helps you find unbalanced disk I/O and compute by monitoring utilization of the disk subsystem, CPU and processor buses.
  • Support for OpenCL™ 2.0 Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) usage types.
  • More performance data without installing a driver. Event based sampling using the pre-installed Linux* perf driver now includes events for better visibility into memory and bandwidth issues.
  • The new Application Performance Snapshot feature lets you quickly and easily prioritize optimization opportunities based on data instead of guesswork, showing you the potential benefits of code modernization.

Intel® Inspector for Systems improvements

What’s New?

  • Easier diagnosis, improved race condition and threading error debugging using source code line number and variable names.

GNU GDB*

What’s New?

  • Now shipping GDB 7.10.

Intel® System Debugger

What’s New?

  • Easier target connection – New project/session support with the ability to save and restore debugger configurations.
  • Improved trace output filter and search capabilities.
  • New Python debug scripting support.
  • Support for DWARF4 debug format.

Intel® Threading Building Blocks

What’s New?

  • Improved interoperability with Intel® Math Kernel Library
  • More support For Heterogeneous Computing: Support for OpenCL™ 2.0 Shared Virtual Memory (SVM) usage types.

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives

What’s New?

  • Higher performance through increased vectorization: Now utilizing vector and SIMD instructions to improve performance: Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 4.2 (Intel® SSE4.2), Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2), Intel® AVX-512 instructions.
  • Improved image handling and super resolution support: Added new 64-bit data types for increased precision when processing image data.
  • Optimized performance for computer vision applications -- Improved OpenCV performance when Intel Integrated Performance Primitives are installed.

Intel® Math Kernel Library

What’s New?

  • Improved performance for machine learning and neural network applications – New Deep Neural Networks (DNN) primitives accelerate convolution neural networks and deep neural networks on Intel® architecture.

Enhanced Usability with Eclipse* IDE

  • Complete IDE with simplified workflow.
  • Added more task-based tutorials.
  • Added option to download files for later installation.
Contents Links
Getting started(Guides you through how to get started with Intel® System Studio tools/components) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-release-notes#GettingStarted
Knowledge Based Articles(Various articles describing the optimization strategy, new platform support) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-articles
System Requirements(System requirements for installing and using Intel® System Studio) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-system-requirements
Release Notes(Release notes basically describes what’s new in latest version/update, supported platform, known issues) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-beta-release-notes
User guides(Technical documents which guides you through the application development, debug and profiling) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-release-notes#UserGuide
Licensing FAQ’s(This section lists the various FAQ’s about ISS licensing) https://software.intel.com/en-us/faq/licensing
Online samples & Tutorials(This section provides the online samples & Tutorials) https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-system-studio-tutorials

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