Frequently Asked Questions

What are the supported compiler versions?
Please refer to Supported Compiler Versions for the latest information.
What is the Intel® Fortran Compiler version in the products?
Refer to Map Compiler Versions to Editions of Intel® Parallel Studio XE for up-to-date information.
Which product suites contain the Intel Fortran Compiler?
It is available in:
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition
Which platforms does Intel Fortran Compiler support?
Linux* (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS* (64-bit) and Windows* (32-bit and 64-bit). The Linux and Windows products include both 32-bit and 64-bit support, as well as supporting development for the Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor. For more information, see the release notes.
Is the Intel Fortran Compiler compatible with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) on Linux* and macOS* and Microsoft Visual Studio* on Windows*?
Code compiled with the Intel Fortran Compiler can be mixed with C and C++ code compiled by GCC on Linux and macOS, or by Visual C++* on Windows. Code compiled by Intel Fortran cannot be mixed with code compiled by other Fortran compilers.
How do I install Intel® Parallel Studio XE on different Linux operating systems?
Refer to Compilers for Linux and macOS: Installation Help for the latest information.
Which Microsoft Visual Studio* version does the Intel Fortran Compiler support?
The Intel Fortran Compiler 17.0 supports Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015. For more information, see Required Microsoft Development Software.
Which Intel Fortran Compiler libraries are redistributable?
Intel provides redistributable installers for each platform. A list of the redistributable files are listed under the fredist.txt file at the following directories:
  • Linux: [install-dir]/
  • Windows: [install-dir]\\licensing\compiler\en\fredist.txt
  • macOS: [install-dir]/
Which features of the various Fortran standards does the Intel Fortran Compiler support?
Intel Fortran Compiler 17.0 supports all of Fortran 2003, most of Fortran 2008, and portions of draft Fortran 2015. For more information, see Support for Fortran Language Standards.
Are binaries that the Intel Fortran Compiler generates backward or forward compatible between versions?
In general, objects generated by the compiler can be linked with objects generated by later versions of the compiler, with exceptions noted in the release notes. You should always use the later version’s tools and libraries for linking.
How do I use environment modules on Linux for Intel® Development Tools?
See Using Environment Modules with Intel® Development Tools.
Where can I find additional information about using the Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler on Windows?
See Intel Visual Fortran Compiler Information and Frequently Asked Questions