"Intel continues to impress with me with its Intel® Fortran Compiler. Having used various other Fortran compilers, and then switching to Intel® Parallel Studio XE, thanks to the Intel software academic offering, we saw immediate benefits. Our application involves a large number of scientific calculations and computations, and we saw additional performance gains with the Intel Fortran Compiler. The seamless integration of the Intel Fortran Compiler with Microsoft Visual Studio* is worth mentioning and appreciating."
Professor, Department of Applied Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science
University Politehnica of Bucharest
"I am using Intel Fortran Compiler to develop an automated forest cover identification system from digital aerial images forming stereo pairs. This system uses advanced texture and shape analysis to identify and classify the forest cover (species, density, and height) in order to produce forest inventory maps. Stereo matching is used to produce 3D digital canopy models that are subsequently analyzed by the texture and shape classification program. The advantages of Intel Fortran Compiler are:
. Conformance to the latest Fortran standards (full Fortran 2003, most of Fortran 2008, and even a few features from the upcoming Fortran 2015)
. Integration within Microsoft Visual Studio, thus providing a complete, integrated development environment including a Fortran-aware debugger. State-of-the-art optimizations for the Iatest Intel® processors (Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions instructions, etc.) and automatic parallelization
. Quick Win* library to rapidly build a Windows* interface (the image interpretation system uses the QuickWin library)"
Software Developer and Forest Engineer
I develop Fortran-based and Linux* cluster-based applications and think Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Cluster Edition is a great productivity suite. It is full of very useful tools for developers of complex code who want outstanding application performance. The optimization reports from the Intel Fortran Compiler are extremely useful and take advantage of the explicit vectorization compiler features as much as possible. Intel® Math Kernel Library is a great collection of ready-to-use math libraries that speed development and application performance. Productive stuff for developers from Intel. Keep it coming!
Alexandre Silva Lopes
Senior researcher, Centre for Wind Energy and Atmospheric Flows
University of Porto - Faculty of Engineering
Intel has done a great job implementing OpenMP* 4.0 in the Intel Fortran Compiler of Intel® Parallel Studio XE. The standards support is also excellent. I have used OpenMP and the Intel Fortran Compiler in our scientific computing cluster at the University of Alcalá to add parallelism in the computation of an atmospheric radiative transfer calculation. We have reduced the time needed to analyze a scenario from two months to 12 days by implementing OpenMP with the Intel Fortran Compiler. My sincere advice is to try to Intel Parallel Studio XE.
José Alberto Morales de los Ríos Pappa
Electronics and Software developer for the IR-Camera of the JEM-EUSO Mission Math and Physics department
University of Alcalá