Intel® Fortran Compiler Release Notes and New Features

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.

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19.0

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 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 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* (EN)Linux* (EN)macOS*
Windows* (JP)Linux* (JP)

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* (EN)Linux* (EN)macOS*
Windows* (JP)Linux* (JP)

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
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.