What does -static do to prove performance (from -fast)

What does -static do to prove performance (from -fast)

I noticed that ifort 8.0 supports -fast, which is equivelent
to -O3 -ipo -static. The option implies that this is a good
set of options to generate fast code. I understand the first two, but why would -static improve code performance?

Craig

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