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Intel MKL

Versions Installed

Fionn: 11.1.0 / 11.1.3 / 11.2.0


The Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) offers highly optimized, extensively threaded math routines for scientific, engineering, and financial applications that require maximum performance. It includes the following:

  • An implementation of BLAS and LAPACK that is highly optimised for Intel processors.
  • Sparse solvers that use both direct and indirect/iterative methods.
  • Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) routines optimised for Intel processors.
  • The Vector Math Library (VML) provides highly optimized vector implementations of computationally intensive core mathematical functions
  • The Vector Statistical Library (VSL) is a collection of random number generators for a number of probability distributions.
  • An optimised implementation of ScaLAPACK.
  • An optimised distributed memory FFT implementation.





Additional Notes

To use Intel MKL load the relevant environment module. Select only the line that reflects the desired version.


module load dev intel/2013-sp1 # 11.1.0
module load dev intel/2013-sp1-u3 # 11.1.3
module load dev intel/2015 # 11.2.0

For more information see the Intel MKL webpage.

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