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Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows*
 
Overview
What Others are Saying
Features and Benefits
What’s New in the Intel Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows
Performance
Optimize Your Applications
Compatibility
CVF Front-end, Intel Back-end: Next Generation Fortran
Support
IntelŽ Premier Support
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Overview
Intel® compilers help software run at top speed. With Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler 8.0 for Windows*, Intel has joined the language features of Compaq Visual Fortran* (CVF) with the code-generation and optimization features of Intel compiler technology. The compiler is a fully-featured Fortran 95 compiler with advanced optimizations to make Fortran applications run fast on Intel® IA-32 and Intel® Itanium® 2 processors. The compiler offers command-line interaction and plugs into Microsoft Visual Studio* to support the way most developers work and preserve development-tools investment. It features over 250 CVF and Intel® Fortran commands and synonyms to make it easy to use. All Intel Compilers include one year of support that comes directly from Intel, including updates, technical support and expertise about the Intel architecture.
IntelŽ Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows
What Others are Saying
“We tried an early copy of Intel® Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows and our application built right out of the box. We noticed immediately that Intel improved compile-time and we really like the command- and source-compatibility with Compaq Visual Fortran*. The compiler also has strong Fortran 95 support. The new Intel Visual Fortran compiler did all that I expected of it. It is an impressive accomplishment.“
– Dr Stuart Campbell
ISIS Facility
CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

“Intel Fortran Compiler 7.0 was first-rate, and Intel Visual Fortran 8.0 is even better. Intel has made a giant leap forward in combining the best features of Compaq Visual Fortran and Intel Fortran. The source-code compatibility is there, along with the ANSI Fortran 95 language support and the ability to plug into the Visual Studio* .NET environment. This compiler remains fast, efficient and powerful. It continues to be a 'must-have' tool for any Twenty-First Century Fortran migration or software development project.”
Dr. Robert R. Trippi
Visiting Scholar/Professor, Computational Finance
University of California, San Diego
“Intel compilers help us develop our large scale ocean models by helping us get the most from our investment in Intel-based systems. I saw a performance gain of about 20% over the previous release when I compiled my code with Intel Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows. Intel Fortran Compiler is faster than CVF, faster than version 7 and version 7 is faster than version 6. We see a trend here, and this is good news for us. It also compiled faster and produced smaller code which I found to be very stable. I found that the compiler was strongly source and command compatible with Compaq Visual Fortran and the Fortran 95 support was great. The new Intel Test Prioritization tool is a real plus as well.”
– Dr. Xianyao Chen
Leader of Ocean Model Group
First Institute of Oceanography
China
Features and Benefits
Substantial compatibility with Compaq Visual Fortran* adds performance to Fortran applications and preserves your investment in software development
Plug-in compatibility with Microsoft Visual Studio and .NET environments protects your investment in software tools
Handles big-endian files. The compiler reads and writes data files in big-endian mode
Advanced optimization features include floating-point emulation library functions, interprocedure optimization (IPO) and profile-guided optimization (PGO) that improve application performance
Multi-threaded application support for OpenMP* and Auto-parallelization is available.
Intel® Debugger saves you effort
Fully-functional trial version is available
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What’s New in the Intel Visual Fortran Compiler for Windows
Compaq Front-end, Intel Back-end: Combines Compaq Visual Fortran front-end (Fortran language features) with Intel Visual Fortran back-end (code generator and optimizer) to bring the next-generation Intel Fortran Compiler to developers working on IA-32 or Itanium 2 processors using Windows. Intel Fortran Compiler 8.0 for Linux* brings similar capabilities to Linux-based developers.
Commands: Over 250 commands and synonyms common to both Intel Fortran and CVF support users of earlier compilers.
Expanded Usability: The new Intel Fortran compiler brings the CVF front-end and Intel back-end to Fortran developers on IA-32 or Itanium 2 processors using Windows or Linux*. (Windows and Linux compilers are packaged and sold separately.)
New Processor Support: The IA-32 compiler provides optimization support for the latest Intel processors, including the Intel processor code-named Prescott, a new generation of IA-32 processors. The compiler for Intel® Personal Client Internet Architecture (Intel® PCA) processors supports the Intel processor code-named Bulverde which features Intel® Wireless MMX™ technology.
Advanced optimizations: Full support for Streaming SIMD Extensions for IA-32 processors, interprocedural optimization, profile guided optimization, data prefetching, automatic vectorizer, auto-parallelization and more
Compiler Code-Coverage Tool visually presents how much application code is actually used when applied against specified workloads. Use this tool in a variety of ways to improve development efficiency, reduce defects, and increase application performance.
Compiler Test-Prioritization Tool lets you select and prioritize application tests as the profile of applications change. With knowledge gained from using the code-coverage tool, developers can use the test prioritization tool to target and maintain efficient testing procedures.
Coming soon: Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 8.0, Professional Edition, for Windows will be available soon. It will provide all the components licensed in the Standard Edition plus the IMSL* Fortran 5.0 Library for Windows.
PERFORMANCE
Optimize Your Applications
Intel Visual Fortran Compiler is designed to take advantage of the performance features of the Intel architecture, both IA-32 and Itanium 2 processors. Advanced optimization features, such as interprocedural optimization and profile guided optimization, can help developers deliver even more processor performance. Intel Visual Fortran also provides support for threaded application development and optimization through OpenMP 2.0 and the auto-parallelization and auto-vectorization options.
COMPATIBILITY
CVF Front-end, Intel Back-end: Next Generation Fortran
Compaq Visual Fortran compiler front-end language features have been combined with Intel back-end code-generation and optimization features to form Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 8.0 for Windows. Over 250 commands and synonyms that are common to both CVF and Intel Fortran make it easy for Compaq Visual Fortran and Intel Visual Fortran developers to use the compiler. The compiler plugs into the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET environment, offering developers the leading Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Windows-based Fortran development.
SUPPORT
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