Intel® C++ Compiler Release Notes and New Features

This page provides the current Release Notes for the Intel® C++ Compiler. The Intel® Fortran 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.

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19.0

Update1

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

Windows* Highlights

  • /GS the canary bytes are cleared right after read
  • Gnu style asm keywords on Windows
  • Added support of VS2017 Build Tools

OS X* Highlights

  • macOS* 10.13 and Xcode* 9.4 support

18.0

Update 3

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

Overview

Update 2

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

Overview

  • First update with Japanese Localization
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows* Highlights

  • 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)
Windows* (JP)Linux* (JP)

Overview

  • New -qopt-zmm-usage option
  • Control-flow Enforcement Technology (CET) support
  • New option -fimf-use-svml to force the usage of SVML
  • Support for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ x100 product family coprocessor (formerly code name Knights Corner) is removed in this release
  • Compile time dispatching for SVML calls
  • Change in treatment of -openmp option
  • All -o* options replaced with -qo* options
  • Profile Guided Optimization Hardware-based Event Sampling
  • Parallel STL for parallel and vector execution of the C++ STL
  • Offline documentation removed from the Installed Image
  • New features from C++17 are supported
  • New monotonic, overlap and lastprivate keywords for OpenMP* SIMD directive
  • 32-bit icc wrapper deprecated in 18.0
  • Intel® Cilk™ Plus deprecated in 18.0
  • Task reduction support from OpenMP* Technical Report 4 : Version 5.0 Preview 1

Windows* Highlights

  • 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 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

OS X* Highlights

  • Support Xcode* 8.3
Update 3

Release Notes:
Linux* (EN)
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

  • 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 cpu name "mic_avx512" added for 2nd generation Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor family
  • SIMD Data Layout Templates (SDLT) for n-Dimentional Data Array Support Added in 17.0 RTM
  • Eclipse* 4.6 and CDT 9.0 Support Added in 17.0 RTM
  • New Intel® Xeon Phi™ offload features
  • New attribute, pragma, and compiler options for code alignment
  • Change in defualt behavior of offload DEFAULTMAP
  • OpenMP* helper thread removed

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
  • Changes in Online Help format in Microsoft Visual Studio*

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

  • Support for new features in OpenMP 4.5 Specification
  • Intrinsics for the Short Vector Random Number Generator (SVRNG) Library
  • 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

  • Intel® C++ Compiler SIMD Data Layout Templates (SDLT)
  • Support for new features in OpenMP* draft specification TR3
  • Documentation updates
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • Support for Xcode* 7.0,7.1
  • Support for OS X* 10.11
Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • New directives support from OpenMP* 4.0
  • New targetptr and preallocated offload modifiers for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture)
  • New offload streams support to offload multiple concurrent computations to Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture) from a single CPU thread
  • Sgfx_sys_check utility to validate support for offloading to Intel® Graphics Technology
  • Shared local memory support for Intel® Graphics Technology
  • cilk_for loops now accepted with #pragma simd
  • Enable respect for parentheses when determining order of operations in expressions
  • Compiler intrinsic functions now defined internally
  • BLOCK_LOOP and NOBLOCK_LOOP pragmas and private clause for unroll_and_jam pragma added
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library support for Intel® Threading Building Blocks threading layer supported
  • API to query Intel® Graphics Technology capabilities at runtime added
  • API to set thread space configuration at runtime added

Windows* Highlights

  • Decimal floating point now supported on C++ Windows*
  • 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.

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

Windows* Highlights

  • Support for Microsoft Windows 10*
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2015*
Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows*

Windows* Highlights

  • Corrections to reported problems
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 string conversion functions added to libistrconv in 15.0.2
  • /QxCOMMON-AVX512 and /QaxCOMMON-AVX512 options added in 15.0.2
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 2

Linux Highlights

  • Fedora 21* now supported
  • Eclipse* Platform 4.4 with Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools 8.4 or above now supported
  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*) 7.8 (gdb-ia)
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
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.2 Update 1

Windows Highlights

  • Tools->Options and Project Menu Labels Changed in 2015 Update 1

Linux Highlights

  • SuSE Enterprise Linux Server 12* now supported
  • Silent installation may fail when using relative path to configuration file
Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Compiler offload to Intel® Graphics Technology is supported
  • Support for native code generation for Intel® Graphics Technology
  • Full C++11 language support
  • Additional OpenMP* 4.0 support
  • MIN/MAX Reductions supported in #pragma simd
  • Intel® Cilk™ Plus changes
  • Enable threadsafe profile generation with PGO
  • Control diagnostic strictness of Pointer Checker for problems with pointers to structure fields
  • aligned_new header
  • Improved debugging of lambda functions
  • Extended offload syntax to allow copying of non-contiguous memory
  • New INTEL_PROF_DYN_PREFIX environment variable to add custom prefix to PGO .dyn filenames
  • New pragma directives to control inlining behavior per function
  • Static Analysis is deprecated

Windows Highlights

  • Microsoft vectorcall calling convention supported
  • Added Microsoft Visual Studio property “Base Platform Toolset” in the Intel IDE integration to explicitly specify which Visual Studio toolset to use with the Intel® C++ Compiler
  • Added Microsoft Visual Studio property “Use MPI Library” in the Intel IDE integration to explicitly specify which MPI library to use with Intel® Math Kernel Library cluster configurations
  • Windows XP* not supported
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008* not supported
  • Enforce same code to be executed regardless of data alignment with /Qopt-dynamicalign-

Linux Highlights

  • GNU-compatible function multiversioning for CPU dispatching
  • GNU C standard include files provided with Intel compiler
  • gcc 4.9 supported
  • binutils 2.19 not supported, binutils 2.24 supported
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7 now supported
  • Ubuntu* 14.04 LTS now supported
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 10 not supported
  • Debian 6* is deprecated
  • Python* no longer a requirement to use GNU* Project Debugger

macOS Highlights

  • OS X* 10.10 now supported
  • Xcode* 6.0 and 6.1 now supported
  • OS X* 10.8 not supported
  • Xcode* 4.6 not supported

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 11.1 update 4
  • Corrections to reported problems

Linux Highlights

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7* now supported
Update 3

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

Overview

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

OS X* Highlights

  • Xcode* 5.1 supported
  • –stdlib=libc++ is the default for Intel® C++ Composer XE 2013 SP1 update 3
Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.1 update 2
  • New Intel® Cilk™ Plus STL vector reducer in Intel® C++ Composer XE 2013 SP1 update 2
  • KMP_DYNAMIC_MODE Environment Variable Support for “asat” Deprecated
  • Corrections to reported problems

OS X* Highlights

  • OS X* 10.9 supported
Update 1

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

Overview

  • Intel® Math Kernel Library 11.1 update 1
  • First 14.0 version with Japanese localization
  • New Numeric String Conversion Library: libistrconv
  • New compiler option /Qopt-gather-scatter-unroll (opt-gather-scatterunroll)for targeting Intel® MIC Architecture
  • New compiler option /Q[a]xMIC-AVX512(-[a]xMIC-AVX512)
  • New compiler option /Qcheck-pointers-mpx (-check-pointers-mpx) to support the Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
  • The this pointer is now allowed in the Intel® Cilk™ Plus SIMD-enabled function uniform clause (i.e. __declspec(vector(uniform(this))))
  • New intrinsic _allow_cpu_features
Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Online installation
  • Support for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture)
  • Features from C++11 (-std=c++11)
  • Partial OpenMP* 4.0 support
  • Intel® Cilk™ Plus changes
  • __INTEL_COMPILER_UPDATE predefined macro
  • Pointer type alignment qualifiers
  • Variable definition attributes to avoid false sharing
  • Using offload code in shared libraries requires main program to be linked with –offload=mandatory or –offload=optional option
  • Limitations of _Cilk_shared
  • /QxATOM_SSE4.2 (-xATOM_SSE4.2) option added to support Silvermont microarchitecture

Linux Highlights

  • -mtune performance tuning option
  • Using offload code in shared libraries requires main program to be linked with –offload=mandatory or –offload=optional option
  • -openmp-offload/-openmp-simd options added for controlling the enabling/disabling of
  • __GXX_EXPERIMENTAL_CXX0X__ Macro Not Supported
  • DWARF V4 support
  • GNU* Project Debugger (GDB*)
  • Intel® Debugger support deprecated
  • Fedora* 18 and 19 are now supported
  • Ubuntu* 13.04 and Debian* 7.0 are now supported
  • Support for the following versions of Linux distributions has been dropped:
    • Fedora* 17
    • Ubuntu* 11.10
    • Pardus* 2011.2

OS X* Highlights

  • -use-clang-env enabled by default
  • libc++ now supported
  • OS X* 10.7 is no longer supported
  • Xcode* 4.4 and 4.5 are no longer supported

13.0

Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*

Overview

  • Including the fix for 0_10711 Internal Compiler Error with Composer XE 2013 Update 3
Update 3

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

Overview

  • New documentation of functions to check decimal floating point status
Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*

Overview

  • Support for OpenMP* SIMD features
  • New KMP_PLACE_THREADS environment variable
  • New __INTEL_PRE_CFLAGS and __INTEL_POST_CFLAGS environment variables
  • New /Qvec-report7 vectorization report level
  • /W[no-]pch-messages to enable/disable precompiled header diagnostics
Update 1

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

Overview

  • core_4th_gen_avx added for manual cpu dispatch
  • Inline assembly and intrinsic support for Intel architecture code named Broadwell
  • Support for Microsoft* loop pragma
  • New /Qvec-report7 vectorization report level
  • /Qcheck-pointers:w

Linux Highlights

  • -opt-streaming-cache-evict and -opt-threads-per-core support for Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture
  • -opt-assume-safe-padding support for Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture
  • Breaking binary compatibility change in Update 1 offload libraries for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture
  • Default code generation for Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors no longer supported on A0 processor steppings
  • Support for Eclipse* platform versions 4.2 and 3.8 and Eclipse CDT 8.1

OS X* Highlights

  • Support 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
  • New C++11 features
  • Out-of-bounds memory checking
  • Static Analysis Improvements
  • Improved support for future Intel processors

Linux Highlights

  • Fedora 17*, SUSE* LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP2, Ubuntu 11.10* and Ubuntu 12.04* now supported
  • New Warning Level –w3 and Changes to Warning Levels
  • Support for the following versions of Linux distributions has been dropped: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4*, SUSE* LINUX Enterprise Server 11 SP1, Fedora 15*, Ubuntu 11.04*, Ubuntu 10.04*, Asianux*

OS X* Highlights

  • Compiler compatibility with clang added (-use-clang-env)
  • 32-bit Apple* Mac* system hosts no longer supported
  • OS X* 10.8 support added
  • Xcode 4.3 and 4.4 support added
  • Versions of Xcode* prior to 4.3 are no longer supported
  • OS X* 10.6 is no longer supported

12.0

Update 12 and Update 13

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 11

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 10

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

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 9

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 8

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 7

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

Overview

  • Support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 in inline assembly and intrinsics
Update 6

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Additional C++0x features supported
  • Additional compiler options
  • Enhancements to Intel® Cilk™ Plus support
  • Change to Cilk Plus array notation semantics
  • Enhancements to OpenMP* support
  • The core compiler documentation known as the User and Reference Guides has been reorganized and streamlined. Among the most noticeable changes are: a new Key Features section highlighting important Intel compiler functionality and the organization of the Compiler Option reference section into functional groups.
  • The product installs into a new top-level folder.
  • Cluster installation is now supported

Windows Highlights

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

Linux Highlights

  • Integration into Eclipse* 3.7 with CDT 8.0 supported

OS X* Highlights

  • Mac OS* X 10.5 is no longer supported
Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 4

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • -export and –export-dir deprecated
  • Correction to reported problems
Update 3

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

Overview

  • /Qsox option enhancement

OS X* Highlights

  • Deprecating Mac OS* X 10.5.8 support
Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • 3 intrinsics changed in immintrin.h
  • Utility ―inspxe-runsc.exe changed
  • Correction to reported problems
Update 1

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

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Initial Release

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Intel® Cilk™ Plus language extensions for the Intel® C++ Compiler make it easy to add parallelism to both new and existing software.
  • Guided Auto-Parallelism
  • Features from C++0x
  • 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

Windows Highlights

  • Microsoft* Visual Studio 2010* Support
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11.0

Update 9

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 8

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 7

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems

Linux Highlights

  • Added support for SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server* 11 SP1

OS X* Highlights

  • Added support for Mac OS* X 10.6.3 with Xcode 3.2.2 and SDK 10.6 or 10.5
  • All users of Xcode* 3.2.2 should upgrade to this release due to incompatibility with previous releases of the compiler and Xcode 3.2.2 documented at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-fortran-for-mac-os-x-incompatible-withxcode-322/
Update 6

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

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 5

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Note added about Cluster OpenMP* libraries removed in future version
  • Correction to reported problems
Update 4

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

Overview

  • OpenMP header file changed to improve error detection
  • Correction to reported problems
Update 3

Release Notes:
Windows*Linux*macOS*

Overview

  • Correction to reported problems
Update 2

Release Notes:
Windows*

Overview

  • Note added about new compiler options /Qmkl and /QxAVX
  • Note added about removal of certain Intel® AVX architecture instructions and intrinsics

Windows Highlights

  • Note added that if a Visual Studio solution includes a Visual Basic project, it must be manually “cleaned” after conversion to use Intel® C++.
  • The cross-compilers (IA-32 to Intel® 64 and IA-32 to IA-64) were rebuilt to correct an issue where these compilers would not run on certain Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008* systems. Correctness of generated code is not an issue
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Linux Highlights

  • Ubuntu* 9.04 now supported
  • Note added about non-RPM install forced on Fedora* 10.
  • Full support for Eclipse* CDT 6.0 is now available

OS X* Highlights

  • Added mention of new compiler option -mkl
  • Mac OS* X 10.6.1 “Snow Leopard” is now supported
Update 1

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

Overview

  • Note added about change in behavior of –O0
  • Corrections to reported problems

Windows Highlights

  • Note added that if a Visual Studio solution includes a Visual Basic project, it must be manually “cleaned” after conversion to use Intel® C++.
  • The cross-compilers (IA-32 to Intel® 64 and IA-32 to IA-64) were rebuilt to correct an issue where these compilers would not run on certain Windows 7* and Windows Server 2008* systems. Correctness of generated code is not an issue

Linux Highlights

  • Partial support for Eclipse* CDT 6.0 is now available
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.