Conventions

Compiler Options Quick Reference

This tutorial introduces the major optimization options that you can use to improve the performance of your applications, along with a brief description of each option. Click the following button at the bottom of each of of these pages to see a Quick Reference with more detailed information about each of these options:
Compiler Option Quick Reference

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Names of Intel compiler Options on Microsoft Windows* and Linux*

Although this tutorial includes information about both the Microsoft Windows* and the Linux* versions of the Intel® compilers, the name of a compiler option on Windows is often used as a generic reference to an option that runs on both Windows and Linux.

Information Specific to a Processor or Architecture

Some topics in this tutorial discuss information that is specific to a processor or architecture. The following icons indicate when such is the case:

Information specific to the IA-32 architecture

Information specific to the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor

Information specific to the Itanium® architecture

Information specific to Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T) systems