Intel Updates C++ and Fortran Compilers for Linux

Nov 18, 2008

Chipmaker Intel has reworked its proprietary Linux compilers. The Intel C/C++ compiler version 11.0 now supports the mobile processor Atom. The same version of the Fortran compiler now supports the Fortran 2003 language standard.

Both compilers enable parallel programming using the OpenMP standard. Intel claims improvements to parallel code builds.

The C++ compiler includes C++ lambda functions and the decimal floating-point IEEE 754r standard that was reworked in June 2008. Further changes such as to the Intel Threading Building Block (TBB) and Match Kernel Library (MKL) are listed in the change logs for the C++ and Fortran compilers.

Intel's compilers for Linux require a cost-based license. However, free evaluation and noncommercial downloads are available.Both compilers enable parallel programming using the OpenMP standard. Intel claims improvements to parallel code builds.

The C++ compiler includes C++ lambda functions and the decimal floating-point IEEE 754r standard that was reworked in June 2008. Further changes such as to the Intel Threading Building Block (TBB) and Match Kernel Library (MKL) are listed in the change logs for the C++ and Fortran compilers.

Intel's compilers for Linux require a cost-based license. However, free evaluation and noncommercial downloads are available.

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