Intel® Fortran Compilers

Performance without compromise on Windows*, Linux* and OS X*

  • Broad support for current and previous Fortran standards, plus popular extensions
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library included in suites
  • Optional Rogue Wave* IMSL* Fortran Numerical Library on Windows

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Intel® Parallel Studio XE

A complete Fortran development environment for Windows*

  • Works with Microsoft* Visual Studio* 2010, 2012 and 2013
  • Don't have Visual Studio? No problem - a Fortran development environment based on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Shell is included - nothing else to buy!
  • Develop, build, debug and run from the familiar Visual Studio IDE, or build and run from the command line - your choice!
  • 32-bit and 64-bit development included - no extra charge!
  • Create traditional console applications or advanced graphical interfaces with QuickWin, OpenGL* and Windows API support
  • COM (Component Object Model) and .NET interoperability provided
  • Build mixed-language applications with C++, Visual Basic*, Microsoft C# and more! (requires Microsoft Visual Studio)
  • Tens of thousands of declarations of routines, types and constants for Windows API, OpenGL, POSIX, dialogs, multi-byte character support and more!

Intel Fortran integration into Microsoft Visual Studio

  1. Fortran project and source files in Visual Studio
  2. Fortran-aware text editor with context-sensitive help, Go To Definition, templates, coloring and more
  3. Debug Fortran code with full access to Fortran types and arrays
  4. Build and debug mixed-language programs in a single Visual Studio solution
  5. Set breakpoints at Fortran source lines, with optional conditions


Broad support for current and previous Fortran standards, plus popular extensions

  • Full language Fortran 95, full Fortran 2003, plus significant Fortran 2008 features
    • Coarrays
    • DO CONCURRENT
    • 31 array dimensions (standard specifies 15)
    • NEWUNIT in OPEN
    • Much more - see release notes for details
  • Also supports FORTRAN IV (FORTRAN-66), FORTRAN 77 and Fortran 90
  • Extensive OpenMP 4.0* support
  • Source compatible with Compaq Visual Fortran* - most projects just need a rebuild

Performance without compromise

  • Industry leading performance on Intel and AMD* processors.  Take a look at the benchmarks below that were run by Polyhedron* for independent confirmation.


Geomean time in seconds - lower is better
As published 3/10/2014 at http://www.polyhedron.com

  • Extensive optimizations for the latest Intel processors, including Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor
  • Take advantage of multicore, manycore and multiprocessor systems with OpenMP, automatic parallelism, DO CONCURRENT, coarrays and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor support
  • Patented automatic CPU dispatch feature gets you code optimized for the current running processor

Intel® Math Kernel Library

  • Included in Fortran suites that adds advanced math processing
  • Vectorized and threaded for highest performance on all Intel and compatible processors
  • De facto standard APIs for simple code integration
  • Compatible with all C, C++ and Fortran compilers
  • Royalty-free, per developer licensing for low cost deployment
  • Click here for more information.

Rogue Wave* IMSL* 7 Fortran Numerical Library

  • Optional add-on to the suites that include Intel Visual Fortran compiler
  • Superior accuracy and reliability through 40 years of refinement
  • A comprehensive set of 1000+ algorithms
  • Supporting parallel processing architectures since 1990
  • Evolves easily with software and hardware upgrades
  • Click here for more information and pricing

Outstanding support

  • One year of support included with purchase – gives you access to all product updates and new versions released in the support period plus access to Intel® Premier Support
  • Active user forums for help from experienced users and Intel engineers

Works with your familiar development environment

  • Uses gcc tools, including gdb debugger
  • Link compatible with C and C++ from gcc
  • 32-bit and 64-bit compilers included – no extra charge!

Broad support for current and previous Fortran standards, plus popular extensions

  • Full language Fortran 95, Full Fortran 2003, plus significant Fortran 2008 features
    • Coarrays
    • DO CONCURRENT
    • 31 array dimensions (standard specifies 15)
    • NEWUNIT in OPEN
    • BLOCK
    • Much more - see release notes for details
  • Also supports FORTRAN IV (FORTRAN-66), FORTRAN 77 and Fortran 90
  • Extensive OpenMP 4.0* support

Performance without compromise

  • Industry leading performance on Intel and AMD processors. Take a look at the benchmarks below that were run by Polyhedron for independent confirmation.


Geomean time in seconds - lower is better
As published 3/10/2014 at http://www.polyhedron.com

  • Extensive optimizations for the latest Intel processors including Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor
  • Take advantage of multicore, manycore and multiprocessor systems with OpenMP, automatic parallelism, DO CONCURRENT, coarrays and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor support
  • Patented automatic CPU dispatch feature gets you code optimized for the current running processor

Intel® Math Kernel Library

  • Included in Fortran suites that adds advanced math processing
  • Vectorized and threaded for highest performance on all Intel and compatible processors
  • De facto standard APIs for simple code integration
  • Compatible with all C, C++ and Fortran compilers
  • Royalty-free, per developer licensing for low cost deployment
  • Click here for more information

Outstanding support

  • One year of support included with purchase – gives you access to all product updates and new versions released in the support period plus access to Intel® Premier Support
  • Active user forums for help from experienced users and Intel engineers

Works with your familiar development environment

  • Build from command line or use Xcode integration (limited feature)
  • Link compatible with C and C++ from gcc
  • 32-bit and 64-bit compilers included – no extra charge!

Broad support for current and previous Fortran standards, plus popular extensions

  • Full language Fortran 95, full Fortran 2003, plus significant Fortran 2008 features
    • DO CONCURRENT
    • 31 array dimensions (standard specifies 15)
    • NEWUNIT in OPEN
    • BLOCK
    • Much more - see release notes for details
  • Also supports FORTRAN IV (FORTRAN-66), FORTRAN 77 and Fortran 90
  • Extensive OpenMP 4.0* support

Performance without compromise

  • Industry leading performance
  • Extensive optimizations for the latest Intel processors
  • Take advantage of multicore, manycore and multiprocessor systems with OpenMP, automatic parallelism, DO CONCURRENT
  • Patented automatic CPU dispatch feature gets you code optimized for the current running processor

Intel® Math Kernel Library

  • Vectorized and threaded for highest performance on all Intel and compatible processors
  • De facto standard APIs for simple code integration
  • Compatible with all C, C++ and Fortran compilers
  • Royalty-free, per developer licensing for low cost deployment
  • Included in Intel® Fortran Composer XE
  • Click here for more information

Outstanding support

  • One year of support included with purchase – gives you access to all product updates and new versions released in the support period plus access to Intel® Premier Support
  • Active user forums for help from experienced users and Intel engineers

Videos to help you get started.

  • Introduction to Intel® Visual Fortran in the Microsoft* Visual Studio* Development Environment
  • Optimizing your application with Intel® C++ and Fortran Compilers for Windows* and Linux*

Register for future Webinars


Previously recorded Webinars:

  • Update Now: What’s New in Intel® Compilers and Libraries
  • An Introduction to Intel® Visual Fortran Development on Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor
  • OpenMP 4.0 for SIMD and Affinity Features with Intel® Xeon® Processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor
  • Learn to be an Intel® Visual Fortran Power User
  • Optimizing and Compilation for Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessor

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Intel® MKL Sparse BLAS Overview
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Sparse BLAS routines can be useful to implement iterative methods for solving large sparse systems of equations or eigenvalue problems
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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 Beta has Started!
By Steve Lionel (Intel)4
The beta test for Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016, including Intel Fortran Compiler XE 16.0, has begun. For more details, a FAQ and a registration link, see Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016 Beta Major Fortran features supported in this release are: Submodules from Fortran 2008 IMPURE ELEMENTAL from Fortran 2008 "Further Interoperability with C" features from TS29113 (Fortran 2015 draft) For more details see the release notes. Please use Intel Premier Support for any problems you encounter, rather than this forum. If you have questions about Fortran language features, you can ask them in this forum. Please note that the compiler in the initial beta version was built a couple of weeks ago and doesn't include all of the fixes you may have seen described as "fixed in a release later this year". The remainder of this post will be kept updated on "things you should know" about the beta. The current beta includes VS2010 Shell. A beta update will include VS2013 Shell instead. VS2010 Shell wi...
Webinar May 13 - What's New in Intel Fortran 16.0
By Steve Lionel (Intel)9
Wed, May 13, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT This session will cover new features in the Intel® Fortran compiler version 16, part of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016. Topics include new features from Fortran standards, new OpenMP* features and changes for users of Microsoft Visual Studio*. Register here This session will be recorded and the recording made available sometime afterward.
Parameterized Derived Data Type Allocation Error
By Scott B.2
Hi all, the following is a simplified version of a code that I wrote that does not seem to work. For the larger code I just get a generic "compliation error" and then the compiler stops. I tracked that to where I am passing the parameterized derived data type into a subroutine with assumed parameters (eg TYPE (MYTYPE(*,*)),INTENT(INOUT):: TYP). I am not using kind numbers, so I it only contains portions that are defined with LEN in the data type.   Below is an example code that results in two different errors:   MODULE DT_INTERFACE IMPLICIT NONE ! TYPE MAT_TYP(N,M) INTEGER,LEN:: N,M REAL, DIMENSION(N,N)::A REAL, DIMENSION(N,M)::B REAL, DIMENSION(M,M)::C END TYPE ! TYPE MAT_GROUP TYPE (MAT_TYP(:,:)),ALLOCATABLE:: MAT END TYPE TYPE(MAT_GROUP), DIMENSION(:), ALLOCATABLE :: GRP CONTAINS ! THE FOLLOWING SUBROUTINE IF UNCOMMENTED CAUSE THE MAIN TO CRASH SAYING N AND M ARE ALREADY DEFINED ! S...
Redistributable Libraries and/or static compilation
By Gabriel Toro6
Hi, I need to send a co-worker the redistributable libraries for the latest Fortran compiler. Where can I find those (in my computer or on-line)? Also, does the recipient have to do anything else (move dll's to same directory as exe, define an environment variable)? As an alternative, is there an easy way to link everything statically? This is a simple Fortran console application that does not call any special numerical packages. Sorry if this has been asked before, but I could not find an up-to-date answers and the documentation has become too complicated for me (and/or I am getting old). Thanks, Gabriel
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By J B.2
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By ovz1
I'm building a C++ DLL that links some Fortran static libraries. My environment is Visual Studio 2012 Intel(R) Visual Fortran Compiler XE 13.1.1.171 Fortran libraries export some functions e.g. logical function example_function() !DEC$ ATTRIBUTES DLLEXPORT :: example_function example_function = .true. return end When I build my C++ dll example_function does _NOT_ show up in the exports. If I add a call to this function from DllMain I get the symbol exported. What is the proper way to export Fortran functions in this configuration?   extern "C" SSSPM_EXPORT bool C_FORT_CONV example_function_(); BOOL APIENTRY DllMain( HMODULE hModule, DWORD ul_reason_for_call, LPVOID lpReserved ) { example_function_();    
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Hello, I used to run Intel Visual Fortran v11.1 on a Windows 7 machine and everything was ok. I was making little Dos windows programs to post-process my data. I didn't use it for a while and eventually install it on a new Windows 7 machine. Now it won't run anymore, or rather when I try to run the executables it produces, Windows says that "is not a valid Win32 Application". Any idea what happened? Please help!  
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Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 Beta has Started!
By Steve Lionel (Intel)4
The beta test for Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016, including Intel Fortran Compiler XE 16.0, has begun. For more details, a FAQ and a registration link, see Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016 Beta Major Fortran features supported in this release are: Submodules from Fortran 2008 IMPURE ELEMENTAL from Fortran 2008 "Further Interoperability with C" features from TS29113 (Fortran 2015 draft) For more details see the release notes. Please use Intel Premier Support for any problems you encounter, rather than this forum. If you have questions about Fortran language features, you can ask them in this forum. Please note that the compiler in the initial beta version was built a couple of weeks ago and doesn't include all of the fixes you may have seen described as "fixed in a release later this year". The remainder of this post will be kept updated on "things you should know" about the beta.
Webinar May 13 - What's New in Intel Fortran 16.0
By Steve Lionel (Intel)0
Wed, May 13, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT This session will cover new features in the Intel® Fortran compiler version 16, part of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2016. Topics include new features from Fortran standards, new OpenMP* features and changes for users of Microsoft Visual Studio*. Register here This session will be recorded and the recording made available sometime afterward.
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By Ronald W Green (Intel)0
Environment:  OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and Xcode 5.0 Command line compilations/links fail with "ld: library not found for -lcrt1.10.6.o" Affected compiler:  Intel Composer XE 2013 Update 1 Root cause:  Xcode 5.0 installation does not install all command line tools (include files, libraries, SDKs) need for the compiler to link user applications.  FIX: Install the Xcode 5.0 "Command Line Tools".  Follow this Knowledge Base article for installation of this package:  http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/installing-intel-compilers-for-os-x-pre-requisite-xcode-command-line-tools
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  Installing the Intel compilers on Linux* and Mac OS* X requires that you install various prerequisite packages. Linux: Read this Help on Installing the Intel Compilers. Mac OS X: Read this article on Xcode and Command Line tools installation (prerequisite for installation and use) We also have an article on Linux Silent or Non-Interactive Installation Here And Mac OS X Silent or Non-Interactive Installation Here Having trouble REMOVING or UNINSTALLING the Intel Linux compilers?  Read this article: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/uninstall-intel-compiler-for-linux-when-uninstallsh-is-missing-or-not-functioning NOTE: ARTICLES such as this are not monitored on a regular basis - do NOT ask questions here, your quesiton may go unnoticed.  Please post all questions to the USER FORUM
ld: cannot find -lm
By Ronald W Green (Intel)1
RHEL 6.x, FC14, FC13, FC12, SL6.x, CentOS 6, etc. and possibly other recent distributions: error when using -static or -fast: ld: cannot find -lm See this article: http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/error-ld-cannot-find-lm/
Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64
By Brian A.2
I bet this error compiling on Mac OS 10.10 Undefined symbols for architecture x86_64 and if I try compiling using 32bit I get this error Undefined symbols for architecture i386.
runtime problems with PSBLAS library
By Hossein T.2
Hello, About two years ago I reported ifort F03 compilation issues with  PSBLAS library (http://people.uniroma2.it/salvatore.filippone/psblas/). With Intel 2015, the compilation issues are solved but there are runtime problems. I have also tried the Ifort 2016 Beta and same problem occurs. PSBLAS is usable with several other compilers (such as GNU/IBM/CRAY) other than Intel. We are thoroughly using Intel Compilers for research and using PSBLAS will save us big time for not reinventing the wheel. Is there any kind promise/timeline the Intel developers can give to finally fix these bugs?
Compile or executing problem with ifort on Mac OS X*
By Belmiro C.4
Hi, I have just installed Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition for Fortran OS X* (m_fcompxe_2015.3.187.dmg), and I have just used it to compile my program on Mac OS 10.9.5 . It seems that there is no problem for compiling, creating the executable file (actually, there are still some warnings). However, error message came when I executed it... I really have no idea what is going on. Would you give me some comments on it ? Here are some messages when I compile my program: ifort -O2 -xSSSE3 -shared-intel -auto -openmp  -c  patom.f90 -L/opt/intel/mkl/lib/ -L/Users/mac/intel_ode/lib/intel64 -lmkl_intel_lp64 -lmkl_intel_thread -lmkl_core -liomp5 -lpthread -liode_intel64 -lm -I/opt/intel/mkl/include/intel64 -I/Users/mac/intel_ode/include ifort -O2 -xSSSE3 -shared-intel -auto -openmp  -c sub19.f90 ifort -O2 -xSSSE3 -shared-intel -auto -openmp  -o  b.e patom.o sub19.o -L/opt/intel/mkl/lib/ -L/Users/mac/intel_ode/lib/intel64 -lmkl_intel_lp64 -lmkl_intel_thread -lmkl_core -liomp5 -lpth...
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