it requires 'Microsoft visual studio 2012 or newer'.
Where do I get this?
How do I install it?
Is there more information on how to get started using this Fortran compiler?
I have used Fortran and Fortran compilers for years, but this is my first 64-bit compiler.
I assumed your interest and questions relate to our latest Parallel Studio XE 2017 release.
The Parallel Studio XE Installation guide can be downloaded online here, https://software.intel.com/en-us/parallel-studio-xe-2016-install-guide-windows
The Release Notes for Parallel Studio XE are online here, https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-parallel-studio-xe-release-notes
The Release Notes for the Intel Visual Fortran Compiler 17.0 release (a component of the Parallel Studio XE package) are online here, https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-fortran-compiler-170-release-notes
It is not required that you obtain the Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 separately. With Intel Parallel Studio XE you have access to the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell that we provide with Intel Visual Fortran compiler. This provides all you need to build 32-bit and 64-bit Fortran applications. Another alternative (if you qualify) is to use the Free Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition discussed here, https://www.visualstudio.com/vs/community/
If you elect to use the bundled Visual Studio Shell, then please note that you need to first install the Microsoft Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8.1 as discussed here, https://software.intel.com/en-us/vs2013shell-windowssdk. Once installed you can proceed with the Intel Parallel Studio XE installation.
Once installed, Getting Started information is available here, https://software.intel.com/en-us/get-started-with-fortran-compiler-17.0-for-windows-parallel-studio-...