I was wondering when Compaq Visual Fortran will support Pentium 4 or Itanium optimizations as described in this document: http://developer.intel.com/software/products/compilers/linux/opt_convert...
There are a few Pentium 4 optimizations in particular that I could take advantage of: vectorization, hardware prefetch, and the longer command pipeline. As far as Itanium, will Compaq Fortran support it soon? We are expecting to get a new Itanium server in house and I'd like to stick with Compaq Fortran if possible.
Secondly, now that Intel's Fortran compiler supports OpenMP multiprocessing out of the box, is Compaq going to follow suit and incorporate OpenMP into its compiler as well? Again, I'd rather stick with Compaq but built-in OpenMP support is a capability I really need. I've tried the OpenMP preprocessors out there, but they just don't cut it, especially in terms of integration into the IDE.