Use the Intel® C++ Compiler to compile and generate applications. The following are some important features of the compiler:
Older Versions and Context Sensitive/F1 Help
To use the Context Sensitive/F1 Help feature, visit the Download Documentation: Intel® Compiler (Current and Previous) page and follow the instructions provided there. You can also use this download to access the current and previous versions on your local machine.
Compiler Setup explains how to invoke the compiler on the command line or from within an IDE.
The compiler supports many OpenMP* features, including most of OpenMP* Version TR4: Version 5.0.
Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture
The Intel compiler supports elements that enable programming for and building binaries to run on the Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture).
The Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors are based on the Intel® Many Integrated Core architecture (Intel® MIC architecture).
Compiler Options provides information about options you can use to affect optimization, code generation, and more.
Intrinsics let you generate more readable code, simplify instruction scheduling, reduce debugging, access the instructions that cannot be generated using the standard constructs of the C and C++ languages, and more.
Pragmas provide the compiler with the instructions for specific tasks, such as splitting large loops into smaller ones, enabling or disabling optimization for code, or offloading computation to the target.