Vectorization is one of many optimizations that are enabled by default in the latest Intel compilers. In order to be vectorized, loops must obey certain conditions, listed below. Some additional ways to help the compiler to vectorize loops are described.
A toolkit that gives 6 Steps to Increase Performance Through Vectorization in Your Application
The Intel® Compiler provides SIMD intrinsics APIs for short vector math library (SVML) and starting with Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions
Intel® Parallel Studio XE is a very popular product from Intel that includes the Intel® Compilers, Intel® Performance Libraries, tools for analysis, debugging and tuning, tools for MPI and the Intel® MPI Library. Did you know that some of these are available for free? Here is a guide to “what is available free” from the Intel Parallel Studio XE suites.