Intel Composer Compiler Summary

This page lists the compile-specifics required by API for CHEMKIN, CHEMKIN-PRO, and CHEMKIN-CFD/API releases built using the Intel Composer XE 2015 tool set. Please refer to the release-specific download page for the supported operating system versions of these releases; this page only describes the compile and link tools needed to use the application programming interface (API) component for these releases.

Note: This is the list of required compilers. You must use the versions explicitly listed below.

Note: On Windows operating systems, all three of an Intel Fortran compiler, a C++ compiler, and Visual Studio 2012 are required. On Linux, both Intel C++ and Fortran are required.

Compiler Requirements

Required Compiler Table

FORTRAN Compiler

C/C++ Compiler


Intel Fortran Composer XE 2015 Update 2

Intel C++ Composer XE 2011 Update 15 Update 2

Windows 64-bit

Intel FORTRAN Composer 2015 Update 2

Intel C++ Composer XE 2015 Update 2

Visual Studio Professional 2012

Note: It may be possible to use other versions of Visual Studio such as Express, but we do not support them. If you wish to use other versions, please contact Intel for advice.


Compiler Installation

Follow the instructions from Intel on how to install the compiler for the Linux platform.

Intel 15.0.2 installation instruction details for Windows systems are provided here in a PDF format:

Setting Up Your Compiler Environment

For Linux systems: See the Intel documentation for information on how to set up your environment for Linux.

For 64bit Windows:

Use the Start > All Programs menu shortcut command:
“Intel 64 Visual Studio 2012 mode” 

or use
““call “C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Composer XE 2015\bin\ipsxe-comp-vars.bat" intel64 vs2012"

Testing Your Compiler Installation

To test the success of your installation, please follow these steps:

  1. Download a very small test program to compile and link:
  2. Copy this .zip file to a Windows system and extract it to create a helloTest sub-directory.
  3. Set up your compiler environment:
    For the Windows platform, set up your compiler environment.
    For the Linux platform, copy the helloTest sub-directory to your Linux system and set up your compiler environment.
  1. Follow the directions in the readme.txt file to use the make utility to compile and link the test programs. The test programs should compile and run as described in the readme.txt file.