Intel fortran compiler and molpro

Jochen Küpper jochen at
Fri Nov 16 16:14:20 GMT 2001

On Fri, 16 Nov 2001 10:32:02 +0000 Paulo E Abreu wrote:

Paulo> I just want to point out that intel fortran compiler(ifc) is free for
Paulo> personal/academia use 

Intel doesn't agree

It's no-cost for some uses
| Noncommercial-Use License: If you are using the Materials under the
| control of a Noncommercial-Use license, you as an individual may use
| the Materials for only personal, noncommercial and research
| purposes.
But that doesn't include academic research. As I understand it.

Paulo> (IMHO compilers for linux are really expensive pieces of
Paulo> software). 


Paulo> intel also provides optimized version of blas and lapack
Paulo> libraries (math kernel libraries MKL) for linux.

Yeah, but in my experience ATLAS is faster on many machines... 
although I haven't checked for a few months.

Paulo> This was without doubt a smart move from Intel providing linux
Paulo> users with a fortran compiler for free!

Yeah, esp. considering that it also helps some non-Intel cpus a lot,
some more than Intel cpus:)) See

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