Intel Corporation announces Version 7 of the Intel Fortran Compiler for Linux. Intel has applied its expertise in software optimization for Intel 32 bit and Intel Itanium-based systems to develop the next release of the Intel Fortran Compiler for Linux.
The Intel Fortran Compiler 7.0 delivers optimal performance on all Intel 32-bit processor, including the Pentium 4 and Intel Xeon? processors, and the 64-bit Itanium processor and the new Itanium 2 processor. It offers improvements to its advanced optimization features, such as vectorization and Streaming SIMD Extensions 2 (SSE2) for IA32, software pipelining for the Itanium/Itanium 2 architecture, and Interprocedural Optimization and Profile Guided Optimization. The Intel Compiler now offers specific optimization options (tpp1, tpp2) for Itanium and Itanium 2 processors respectively, to take advantage of the latest Intel 64-bit architecture.
The Intel Compiler has added extended language directives for software pipelining, loop unrolling and data prefetching, that provide information to the compiler to enhance optimization of application code. Furthermore, it adheres to the latest ISO Fortran 95 standard and supports mixed C and Fortran language programming. It also provides development and optimization capability for threaded applications through its new support of the OpenMP* 2.0 standard for Fortran and the enhanced Auto-Parallelization feature. For more information, please go to: