Build applications that can scale for the future with optimized code designed for Intel® architecture.
A Tradition of Trusted Application Performance
The Intel® Fortran Compiler is built on a long history of generating optimized code that supports industry standards while taking advantage of built-in technology for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Core™ processors. Staying aligned with Intel’s evolving and diverse architectures, the compiler now supports GPUs.
Standards: The Path Forward
There are two versions of this compiler.
Intel® Fortran Compiler (Beta): provides CPU and GPU offload support of GPUs
Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic: provides continuity with existing CPU-focused workflows
Both versions integrate seamlessly with popular third-party compilers, development environments, and operating systems.
Improves development productivity by targeting CPUs and GPUs† through single-source code while permitting custom tuning
Supports standards for full-language Fortran (versions 66†, 77†, 90†, 95†, 2003††, 2008, and 2015)
Incorporates industry standards support for OpenMP 4.5 and initial OpenMP 5.0 for GPU Offload†
Leverages well-proven LLVM compiler technology† and Intel’s history of compiler leadership
Takes advantage of multicore, Single Instruction Multiple Data (SIMD) vectorization, and multiprocessor systems with OpenMP, automatic parallelism, and coarrays
Optimizes code with an automatic processor dispatch feature
Development Environment Flexibility
Use the compiler in command line or in a supported IDE:
Microsoft Visual Studio* (Windows* only)
Eclipse* C/C++ Development Tooling (CDT) (Linux* only)
Xcode (macOS* and Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic only)
†Support available in Intel® Fortran Compiler Classic
††Initial support available in Intel® Fortran Compiler (Beta)
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Toolkits: Intel® oneAPI Base Toolkit and add-on toolkits for HPC, AI, IoT, and more
Tools and Libraries: Intel® oneAPI DPC++ Compiler, Intel® oneAPI Math Kernel Library, Intel® Distribution for Python*, Intel® VTune™ Profiler, Intel® Advisor, and more
Use the Latest Intel® Hardware
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors
Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel® Graphics Technology (GPU)
The Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler is a standards-based, cross-architecture compiler that builds high-performance applications by generating optimized code for Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® Core™ processors, and supported XPUs. It allows you to:
Support open standards of C, C++, SYCL, and OpenMP*
Generate optimized binary host code and accelerator code
Work with a familiar set of tools on your preferred platform: Windows*, Linux*, or macOS*
"Intel Fortran Compiler outperforms GNU Fortran (GFortran) by more than 40 percent when testing various scenarios on the complex Stokes Inversion based on Response functions (SIR) numerical code on Ubuntu Linux*. Numerical results were identical between the two compilers, and saved me precious time and effort."
— Carlos Quintero Noda, doctor of astrophysics; International Top Young Fellow, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
"Intel continues to impress with me with its Intel Fortran Compiler. Having used various other Fortran compilers, and then switching to Intel Parallel Studio XE thanks to the Intel® software academic offering, we saw immediate benefits. Our application involves a large number of scientific calculations and computations, and we saw additional performance gains with the Intel Fortran Compiler. The seamless integration of the Intel Fortran Compiler with Microsoft Visual Studio* is worth mentioning and appreciating."
— Dan Geană, professor of Department of Applied Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest
"I am using Intel Fortran Compiler to develop an automated forest cover identification system from digital aerial images forming stereo pairs. This system uses advanced texture and shape analysis to identify and classify the forest cover (species, density, and height) in order to produce forest inventory maps. Stereo matching is used to produce 3D digital canopy models that are subsequently analyzed by the texture and shape classification program. The advantages of Intel Fortran Compiler are:
Integration within Microsoft Visual Studio*, thus providing a complete, integrated development environment including a Fortran-aware debugger
State-of-the-art optimizations for the latest Intel® processors (Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions instructions, etc.) and automatic parallelization
QuickWin library to rapidly build a Windows interface (the image interpretation system uses the QuickWin library)
— Jean Vezina, software developer and forest engineer
"I develop Fortran-based and Linux cluster-based applications and think [the] Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition is a great productivity suite. It is full of very useful tools for developers of complex code who want outstanding application performance. The optimization reports from the Intel Fortran Compiler are extremely useful and take advantage of the explicit vectorization compiler features as much as possible. Intel® Math Kernel Library is a great collection of ready-to-use math libraries that speed development and application performance. Productive stuff for developers from Intel. Keep it coming!"
— Alexandre Silva Lopes, senior researcher, Centre for Wind Energy and Atmospheric Flows, University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering
"Intel has done a great job implementing OpenMP 4.0 in the Intel Fortran Compiler of Intel Parallel Studio XE. The standards support is also excellent. I have used OpenMP and the Intel Fortran Compiler in our scientific computing cluster at the University of Alcalá to add parallelism in the computation of an atmospheric radiative transfer calculation. We have reduced the time needed to analyze a scenario from two months to 12 days by implementing OpenMP with the Intel Fortran Compiler. My sincere advice is to try Intel Parallel Studio XE."
— José Alberto Morales de los Ríos Pappa, electronics and software developer for the infrared (IR) camera in the Extreme Universe Space Observatory Onboard Japanese Experiment Module (JEM-EUSO) mission, Math and Physics Department, University of Alcalá