From: "Bonate, Peter"
Subject: [NMusers] Compaq Digital Fortran no more 
Date: Mon, June 20, 2005 9:34 am 

I just received an email from Compaq (see below) saying that Visual Fortran
will not be supported anymore after this year.   Are there any compatability
issues with NONMEM and Intel Visual Fortran 9?  I did a search on NMUSERs
archive and all I can find are discussion of Version 8?


Pete bonate 

Dear valued Compaq Visual Fortran customer, 

You are receiving this message because you are a registered user of
Compaq Visual Fortran and asked to receive news of product upgrades.
Please do not reply to this message - it is sent from an automated
mailer and replies will not be read.


Hewlett Packard plans to discontinue Compaq Visual Fortran on December
31st, 2005. We recommend our Compaq Visual Fortran customers take
advantage of the migration path to Intel Visual Fortran 9.0. We have
worked with Intel to make the migration as easy and attractive as possible.

Intel has created a special web page at It 
includes information on the migration path to Intel Visual Fortran Compilers 
including additional support for migration, a white paper to help port 
applications from Compaq Visual Fortran to Intel Visual Fortran, information 
on special upgrade pricing for CVF users, and more.

Please note that we will continue to provide technical support for Compaq 
Visual Fortran, at the e-mail address, through June 30, 2006.

We wish to thank you for having been a CVF customer. 


CVF Product Management 
Hewlett Packard 

Peter L. Bonate, PhD, FCP 
Director, Pharmacokinetics 
Genzyme Oncology 
4545 Horizon Hill Blvd 
San Antonio, TX  78229 
phone: 210-949-8662 
fax: 210-949-8219 

From: "Piotrovskij, Vladimir [PRDBE]"
Subject: RE: [NMusers] Compaq Digital Fortran no more 
Date:  Mon, June 20, 2005 11:47 am 

We did some tests internally with Intel Fortran 7 and found it quite
robust and fast. For some tasks the run time was much shorter compared to
Compaq 6.6B. As our IT people said this was due to better optimization.
Best regards, 

Vladimir Piotrovsky, Ph.D. 
Research Fellow, Advanced PK-PD Modeling & Simulation 
Global Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Clinical Pharmacology  
Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development