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LinuxProgramming: Intel Launches New Compilers for Linux

Aug 23, 2001, 12:07 (9 Talkback[s])

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"Intel Corporation today announced version 5.0 of the Intel C++ Compiler for Linux and the Intel Fortran Compiler for Linux. The compilers are specifically designed to help developers fully utilize the architectural innovations in the Intel Itanium and Pentium 4 processors, allowing for easy access to all of the performance features of Intel's latest processors.

"Intel's unique architecture and processor design knowledge allows us to offer powerful tools for developing high performance applications on Intel-based platforms," said Jon Khazam, director of performance tool operations for Intel's Solutions Enabling Group. "Intel compilers for Linux offer advanced optimization features with support for the Itanium and Pentium 4 processors, compatibility with existing development environments and come bundled with technical support." Compilers take source code written by programmers and turn it into machine code understood by a processor. The Intel C++ and Fortran Compilers for Linux provide developers with several performance-enhancing optimization features first introduced with the Intel compilers for Windows*, including interprocedural optimization, auto-vectorization, and profile-guided optimization. The new compilers also include OpenMP* support. Developers can use high-level OpenMP directives to simplify development of applications for multiprocessor computers."

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