I would like to know how many time slower is the compilation (even in debug mode).It seems that my compilation is 2 times slower than the default visual compiler, have you the same behavior?
It really depends.What options you used? Does it happen to a specific file? If so, we really like to see your code. Could you submit it to Premier Support?
In general, the compilation time with Intel compiler with any option other than -ipo and -prof_gen are similar to that with other (gcc/g++) compilers.Can you please let me know the specific application, compiler option and compiler version/build you are using ?
Perhaps you have a lot of header files #include'd in other header files. Try to minimize this by using forward class/struct declarations. Also consider using precompiled headers.