Intel® Fortran Compiler Release Notes and New Features

By Igor Vorobtsov, published on May 15 , 2018

This page provides the current Release Notes for the Intel® Fortran Compiler. The Intel® C++ Compiler Release Notes are available on a separate page. The notes are categorized by major version, from newest to oldest, with individual releases listed within each major version.

Click a version to expand it into a summary of new features and changes in that version since the last release, and access the download buttons for the detailed release notes, which include important information, such as pre-requisites, software compatibility, installation instructions, and known issues.

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19.1 (PSXE 2020)

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS* (EN)

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

macOS* Highlights

  • Xcode Integration removed

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New compiler options
  • New features from OpenMP 5.0*
  • New features from Fortran 2018
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019* support added
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019* support

Linux* Highlights

  • Fedora* 30 support added
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 8 support added
  • Ubuntu* 19.04 support added
  • CentOS 8 support added
  • Debian* 10.0 support added

macOS* Highlights

  • macOS* 10.15 support added

19.0

Compilers Update 8 contained in PSXE 2019 Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*

Overview

  • Intel(R) Parallel Studio XE 2019 Update 6 Composer Edition contains Compiler Update 8.
  • Compilers Update 6 and 7 are not available to the general public.
  • Compilers Update 6 and 7 were special releases not available to all customers.
  • Corrections to reported problems.
  • Includes certain functional and security updates. We recommend updating for these functional and security updates.

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Software License Manager upgrade to version 2.9 required for floating licenses
  • 32bit support for Coarrays deprecated, will be removed after 19.0
  • Corrections to reported problems.

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019* support

Linux* Highlights

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 8 support

macOS* Highlights

  • NOT RECOMMENDED if you plan to upgrade to macOS* 10.15 Catalina or Xcode* 11 - this Update is NOT COMPATIBLE with macOS* 10.15 or Xcode* 11. See Release Notes for more information.
  • Support for macOS 10.14.6 and Xcode 10.3

Update 4 Eng/Jpn

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Intel® Software License Manager upgrade to version 2.9 required for floating licenses
  • 32bit support for Coarrays deprecated, will be removed after 19.0
  • Corrections to reported problems.

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019* support

Update 4 initial

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN)

Overview

  • Was released for Windows* and Linux*, no macOS* release (see "Update 4 Eng/Jpn" above for macOS* support)
  • Use the newer "Update 4 Eng/Jpn" final Update 4 release
  • Intel® Software License Manager upgrade to version 2.9 required for floating licenses
  • 32bit support for Coarrays deprecated, will be removed after 19.0
  • Corrections to reported problems.

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2019* support

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Previous compiler versions erroneously permitted a PRIVATE or SEQUENCE statement to appear prior to the declaration of any type parameters in a derive type declaration. Intel® Fortran Compiler 19.0 Update 3 no longer permits this behavior.
  • Corrections to reported problems.

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Shell* is removed

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 10.1 support

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Fortran Compiler 19.0 Update 2 includes functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New code names supported by -[a]x, -tune and -arch options
  • Value safe simd options for !$OMP SIMD directive
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017 Update 8 (15.8) support

OS X* Highlights

  • macOS* 10.14 and Xcode* 10 support

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • -qopenmp-simd is on by default
  • New -check shape and -warn shape options
  • New vectorlength and dynamic_align/nodynamic_align clauses for vector directive
  • User-Defined Reduction support
  • New -fcf-protection option
  • New -[a]xcannonlake and -mtune=cannonlake options
  • -m support
  • -rcd option deprecated
  • Changes to mitigate speculative execution side-channel issues and new -mindirect-branch option
  • New and changed compiler options
  • New Fortran 2018 features support
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Restored context sensitive help in VS
  • Improvements in Fortran Editor

Linux* Highlights

  • Fedora* 27, 28 support added
  • Ubuntu* 18.04 LTS, 17.10 support added
  • SuSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 12 (SP3), 15 support added
  • CentOS 7.1, 7.2 support added

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 9.4 support

18.0

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2018 Update 5 Composer Edition has been updated to include more recent versions of 3rd party components, which include functional and security updates. Users should update to the latest version.

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

Windows* Highlights

  • Restored context sensitive help in VS
  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017 Update 6 (15.6) support

Linux* Highlights

  • __INTEL_LIBIRC_DEBUG environment variable

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 9.3 support

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 support

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 9.2 support

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 (15.3) support
  • More stable integration with Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 9.1 and macOS* 10.13 support

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New -assume contiguous_pointer and -assume contiguous_assumed_shape options
  • New -qopt-zmm-usage option
  • Diagnose non-contiguous pointer assignment to CONTIGUOUS pointer with -check contiguous
  • Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) support
  • New option -fimf-use-svml to force the usage of SVML
  • Compile time dispatching for SVML calls
  • Change in treatment of -openmp option
  • Enhanced -init=[keyword] initialization choices
  • All -o* options replaced with -qo* options
  • Profile Guided Optimization Hardware-based Event Sampling
  • MEMKIND High-BandWidth Memory directive
  • Offline documentation removed from the Installed Image
  • New features from Fortran 2008 are supported
  • Support for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 product family coprocessor is removed
  • New monotonic, overlap and lastprivate keywords for OpenMP* SIMD directive
  • Task reduction support from OpenMP* Technical Report 4 : Version 5.0 Preview 1

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015* Shell and Libraries added
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017* support added
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016* support added
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012* has been dropped
  • Context-sensitive Help (F1) and Help Menu items Link to Online Documentation

Linux* Highlights

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* is Not Supported

17.0

Update 8

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2017 Update 6 (15.6) support

Update 7

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New options to mitigate branch target injection

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Various fixes for improved performance and stability

Linux* Highlights

  • Fix for issues related to incompatible behavior of Intel compiler with glibc 2.24-9 and newer

OS X* Highlights

  • There was no Update 6 Release

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New -qopt-zmm-usage option
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Updated Japanese Localization
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017* support added
  • Fixed - Internal Compiler Error(s) involving PARAMETER constants and /debug-parameters /debug Compiler options

OS X* Highlights

  • Support Xcode* 8.3

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • There was no Update 3 Release

OS X* Highlights

  • There was no Update 3 Release

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • DIR$ VECTOR [NO] MASK_READWRITE
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support Xcode* 8.2

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • OpenMP* monitor thread
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support macOS* 10.12 and Xcode* 8.0

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New directives support from OpenMP* 4.5
  • New options to annotate source listings with compiler optimization reports
  • ATTRIBUTES code_align(n) to request code alignment for a function added
  • Default for intrinsic assignment to allocatable arrays changed
  • Change in behavior for mixed logical/numeric operations
  • Change in default offload treatment of local scalars with OpenMP* 4.5

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2012* is deprecated in this release and will be removed in a future version
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010* is removed in this release
  • Improved source code navigation in Microsoft Visual Studio IDE
  • Changes in Online Help format in Microsoft Visual Studio*
  • New Fortran Project from Existing Code

Linux* Highlights

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* is Not Supported

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for installation on OS X 10.10 or earlier has been removed
  • Support for Xcode* 6.4 or earlier has been removed

16.0

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 is supported

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Documentation updates
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 is supported

Linux* Highlights

  • Added support for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor (codename: Knights Landing)

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for Xcode* 7.3
  • Support for OS X* 10.11.4

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Documentation updates
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 is supported

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for Xcode* 7.2

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • New modifiers for omp declare simd linear clause
  • Additional OpenMP* 4.1 features
  • Documentation updates
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for Xcode* 7.0
  • Support for OS X* 10.11

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • New directives support from OpenMP* 4.1
  • New features support from Fortran 2008 and draft Fortran 2015
  • Diagnostic given for array constructors without a type specification that have different type/kind-type values
  • Support for asynchronous offloading and device specification as described in the OpenMP* TR3 Proposal
  • BLOCK_LOOP and NOBLOCK_LOOP directives and private clause for unroll_and_jam directive added

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10*
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015*
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010* deprecated
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008* not supported

Linux* Highlights

  • Linux* split DWARF debug info (also known as DWARF fission) now supported
  • Support for Debian 6.0 dropped.
  • ATTRIBUTES FASTMEM directive

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 6.3.2 now requires explicit acceptance of IDE integration before completing install

15.0

Update 7

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Updated installer to work with 2016 licenses
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 4
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10*
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows*

Windows* Highlights

  • Corrections to reported problems in Installation and IDE integration

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 3
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • New Library Support for Assignment with Allocatable Polymorphic Components
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 2/li>
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2013 supported

Linux* Highlights

  • Support for Fedora 21* added
  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) 7.8 for IA-32/Intel® 64 architecture

OS X* Highlights

  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) 7.8

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • Support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 instructions for IA-32 and Intel® 64 architectures
  • MIN/MAX Reductions supported in SIMD Loop Directive
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 1
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Tools->Options and Project Menu Labels Changed
  • New Fortran Project from Existing Code

Linux* Highlights

  • Support for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12* has been added

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.10 now supported

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • New Optimization Report interface, structure, and options
  • Additional OpenMP* 4.0 support
  • Select custom installation configurations with the online installer
  • Enable threadsafe profile generation with PGO
  • New INTEL_PROF_DYN_PREFIX environment variable to add custom prefix to PGO .dyn filenames
  • Static Analysis is deprecated
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to version 11.2
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • New IDE integration for optimization reports showing report information integrated with source with hyperlinking to relevant areas.
  • Windows XP* not supported
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008* not supported
  • Intel® Debugger Extension for Intel® MIC Architecture updated to version 7.7-8.0

Linux* Highlights

  • Python* no longer a requirement to use GNU* Project Debugger
  • GNU* GDB 7.7 with improved Fortran Support
  • Intel® Debugger has been removed
  • Compiler options starting with –o are deprecated
  • binutils 2.24 supported
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7 now supported
  • Support for Ubuntu* 13.10, 14.04 LTS, Fedora* 20 added
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5* is Not Supported
  • Support for the following Linux distributions has been dropped:
    • Fedora 18, 19*
    • Ubuntu 13.04*
    • SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10*

14.0

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.1 Update 4
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.1 Update 3
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Added /switch:fe_debug_use_inherit internal command line switch
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.1 Update 2
  • KMP_DYNMIC_MODE Environment Variable Support for “asat” Deprecated
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2013* support

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.9.1 supported

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • New -assume std_value option
  • New -[a]xMIC-AVX512 option
  • New -opt-gather-scatter-unroll=n option
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library update to 11.1 Update 1
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8.1* added

Linux* Highlights

  • New -f[no-]mpc_privatize option
  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB) provides register support for Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512)

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 5.0 supported

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to version 11.1
  • An online version of the installer, where only required components are downloaded, is provided as an option
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Support added for developing applications that use Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
  • Intel® Debugger Extension for Intel® Manycore Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture) provides debugging applications that use Intel® MIC Architecture from Microsoft Visual Studio 2012*
  • Intel® Debugger Extension for Intel® MIC Architecture updated to version 7.7-8.0

Linux* Highlights

  • Support added for running coarray applications on Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
  • Intel® Debugger support deprecated
  • Enhanced GDB debugger provided
  • A Graphical User Interface form of the installer is provided as an option
  • Support for Ubuntu* 13.04, Fedora* 18, 19, and Debian* 7.0 added.
  • Support for the following Linux distributions has been dropped:
    • Fedora 17*
    • Ubuntu 11.10*
    • Pardus 2011.2*

OS X* Highlights

  • GDB debugger provided

13.0

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.0 Update 4
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.0 Update 3
  • Corrections to reported problems

Linux* Highlights

  • The default value for KMP_AFFINITY has changed for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors to “scatter,granularity=fine”.

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux*

Overview

  • Added support for additional directives, clauses and procedures from OpenMP* 4.0
  • Added the KMP_PLACE_THREADS run-time environment variable
  • Added a temporary option that can improve performance of coarray applications
  • Added /Qvec-report7 compiler option
  • Added description of change in how sequential, unformatted files are buffered during READs
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.0 Update 2
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • ProcessorInfo sample added in Win32.zip to illustrate use of GetLogicalProcessorInformation
  • DynamicLoad sample in Dll.zip updated to use more standard Fortran features

Linux* Highlights

  • Added description of how compiled module files are named when offload regions are used
  • Added note on restriction on non-contiguous array sections passed into an offload region

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • ATTRIBUTES ALIGN may now be specified for an ALLOCATABLE or POINTER component of a derived type
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 11.0 Update 1
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Declarations to support use of the Windows API routines GetLogicalProcessorInformation and GetLogicalProcessorInformationEx have been added to modules IFWINTY and KERNEL32
  • Declarations to support use of the Windows API routines
  • Declarations to support use of the Windows API routines
  • Declarations to support use of the Windows API routines

Linux* Highlights

  • Documentation on -fimf-domain-exclusion added
  • -opt-streaming-stores never option must be used when compiling for Stepping “A” of Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
  • Breaking binary compatibility change in Update 1 offload libraries for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture

OS X* Highlights

  • Support added for Xcode* 4.5

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • The Intel® Software Manager has been added to help you manage product updates and license activation
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to version 11.0
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • The static form of the Intel® OpenMP* library, libiomp5mt.lib, is no longer provided.
  • The path to Intel® MKL run-time DLLs is no longer added to the system PATH environment variable
  • The Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension is no longer provided
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 8*, Microsoft Windows Server 2012* and Microsoft Visual Studio 2012* has been added
  • Support for the following versions of Windows has been dropped::
    • Windows Vista*
    • Windows Server 2003*
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005* has been dropped
  • Support for Windows XP* has been deprecated
  • The Tools > Options > Intel Visual Fortran dialog in Visual Studio is now Tools > Options > Intel Composer XE > Visual Fortran

Linux* Highlights

  • Development of applications that offload work to or natively run on an Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture coprocessor (Intel® Xeon Phi™ product family) is now supported
  • Intel® Debugger support deprecated
  • Intel® Debugger updated to version 13.0
  • Support for SUSE* LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP2 added, support for SP1 dropped
  • Support for Fedora* 17, Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 11.10* added
  • Support for the following Linux distributions has been dropped:
    • Asianux*
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4*
    • Fedora 15*
    • Ubuntu 11.04*

OS X* Highlights

  • Support added for OS X* 10.8 “Mountain Lion”
  • Support removed for OS X* 10.6 “Snow Leopard”
  • Support added for Xcode* 4.3 and 4.4
  • Xcode-only installation is no longer available
  • Installation and use on 32-bit versions of OS X* is no longer supported

12.0

Update 12

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 12
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support added for OS X* 10.8 “Mountain Lion” and Xcode* 4.4

Update 11

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 11
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 10

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 10
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for Xcode 4.3 added (requires Command Line Tools component of Xcode 4.3 to be installed)

Update 9

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 9
  • -assume std_intent_in option added
  • Restriction on ALLOCATABLE or POINTER components of derived type coarray noted
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Note on accessing documentation in Visual Studio 2008* added

OS X* Highlights

  • Added note about building for debugging on OS X 10.7 “Lion”

Update 8

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 8
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Documentation provided for QuickWin library routines GETLINEWIDTHQQ and SETLINEWIDTHQQ
  • Experimental parallel build support added

Linux* Highlights

  • Pardus 2011* added as a supported distribution

Update 7

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 7
  • Intel® MKL Notices updated to include more deprecations
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft .NET 4.0 Framework* is now required for installation of Visual Studio 2010 Shell*

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 6
  • The product installs into a new top-level folder
  • Additional Fortran 2003 and Fortran 2008 features supported
  • Additional compiler options
  • Additions and enhancements to general directives
  • Enhancements to OpenMP* support
  • The core compiler documentation known as the User and Reference Guides has been reorganized and streamlined.
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • The coarray feature is now supported for distributed memory environments
  • Many new editor features have been added for users of Visual Studio 2010
  • Documentation on Creating and Building Windows-based applications has been moved to Intel’s web site
  • Support for the Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension is deprecated
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Vista* and Microsoft Windows Server 2003* is deprecated

Linux* Highlights

  • Cluster installation is now supported

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.5 is no longer supported

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 5
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005* is deprecated
  • Support for Microsoft Windows Vista* and Microsoft Windows Server 2003* is deprecated

Linux* Highlights

  • Support for Asianux* is deprecated

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.7 with Xcode* 4.1 supported

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 4
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.6.7 is now supported with Xcode* 4.0

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • The -sox/Qsox option now accepts optional keywords specifying information to include and the default behavior has changed
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 3
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.6.6 is now supported with Xcode* 3.2.5
  • Support for OS X* 10.5 "Leopard" is deprecated and will be removed in a future release.

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • The way that the Static Security Analysis feature stores data files has changed
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 2
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*
Windows* (JP) Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.3 Update 1
  • Corrections to reported problems

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • IA-64 Architecture (Intel® Itanium®) Development Not Supported
  • Stack Alignment Change for REAL(16) and COMPLEX(16) Datatypes for improved performance
  • New features from Fortran 2003 and 2008
  • Shared memory is used if -coarray/Qcoarray is specified without the memory argument
  • The "Source Checker" feature has been enhanced and renamed to "Static Security Analysis" and requires Intel® Inspector XE to interpret results
  • The ability to create a source listing file with identifier cross-reference
  • Guided auto-parallelism
  • An option to use math library functions that are faster but return results with less precision or accuracy
  • An option to use math library functions that return consistent results across different models and manufacturers of processors
  • An option to simplify specifying that Fortran 2003 semantics should be assumed for all syntax where the compiler default is not consistent with Fortran 2003
  • The ability to generate a build dependencies output file has been added
  • The OpenMP "legacy" libraries have been removed
  • RANF Portability Function Is Now an Intrinsic
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to version 10.3
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • In Visual Studio projects, the module output directory of a subproject is automatically added as an additional INCLUDE directory for its parent project
  • Improved Data Sharing Detection for Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension

Linux* Highlights

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 4 Support Deprecated

11.1

Update 9

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 8

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.2 Update 7
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 7

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.2 Update 6
  • Corrections to reported problems

Linux* Highlights

  • Added support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 11 SP1

OS X* Highlights

  • Added support for OS X 10.6.3 with Xcode 3.2.2 and SDK 10.6 or 10.5

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.2 Update 5
  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.2 Update 4
  • Note added to Compatibility section with information about OpenMP* threadprivate variables
  • Corrections to reported problems

Linux* Highlights

  • Note added about Cluster OpenMP* libraries removed in future version
  • Note added about gdb breakpoint issue in RedHat Enterprise Linux* 5.4

Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library updated to 10.2 Update 3
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • The Fortran project properties pages have been updated to allow enabling of the Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension

Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems

Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Added mention of new compiler option -mkl
  • Hidden arguments are no longer used with BIND(C) routines
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Windows 7* was added as a supported operating system
  • Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension is now supported

Linux* Highlights

  • Support for Ubuntu* 9.04 added
  • Note added about non-RPM installation forced on Fedora* 10 systems

OS X* Highlights

  • Mac OS* X 10.6.1 “Snow Leopard” is now supported

Update 1

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • Sources declaring or using derived types containing type-bound procedures must be recompiled
  • FORT_BLOCKSIZE and FORT_BUFFERCOUNT environment variables documented
  • Note added about change in behavior of -O0
  • Corrections to reported problems

Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows* Linux* macOS*

Overview

  • New Fortran 2003 features
  • New Compiler Options
  • -O0 no longer implies -mp
  • -warn interface now implies -gen-interface
  • Build Environment Command Script Change
  • New Environment Variables to Control I/O
  • OpenMP* Libraries Default to “compat”
  • OpenMP* Libraries Default to Dynamic Linking
  • Instruction Set Default Changed to Require Intel® Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (Intel® SSE2)
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Premier Partner Edition* Not Supported
  • New Library File ifmodintr.lib

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems.
  • Includes certain functional and security updates. We recommend updating for these functional and security updates.

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*

Overview

  • Corrections to reported problems.
  • Includes certain functional and security updates. We recommend updating for these functional and security updates.

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows* (EN) Linux* (EN) macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Software License Manager upgrade to version 2.9 required for floating licenses
  • 32bit support for Coarrays deprecated, will be removed after 19.0
  • Corrections to reported problems.

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Product and Performance Information

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserverd for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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