Intel(R) Math Kernel Library (Intel(R) MKL) Documentation

 

The following table lists the documentation included with the Intel(R) Math Kernel Library (Inte(R) MKL) for Linux* OS. In this table, the placeholder term <Composer XE directory> represents the path to the product after installation. For example, /opt/intel/composerxe-2011.5.014, where 5 is the release update number and 014 is the package number.

 

Document Description
Intel(R) MKL Release Notes Information about this release. Includes links to principal online information resources related to the release:

Intel(R) MKL Main Product Page
Intel(R) MKL 10.3 Release Notes (online version)
Intel(R) MKL 10.3 Installation Guide
Intel(R) MKL 10.3 System Requirements
Intel(R) MKL 10.3 Getting Started
Intel(R) MKL 10.3 Library Bug Fixes

Also includes the following information on:

     
  • What's New in the Release
  • Product Contents
  • Obtaining Technical Support
  • License Definitions

The document is available in HTML format and is installed at <Composer XE directory>/Documentation/en_US/mkl/Release_Notes.htm

For details about the compiler and linking options, threading, and memory management with Intel MKL, see Intel MKL User's Guide.

Intel(R) MKL Reference Manual Contains detailed descriptions of the functions and interfaces for all library domains:
  • BLAS
  • BLACS
  • LAPACK
  • ScaLAPACK
  • PBLAS
  • Sparse Solver 
  • Vector Math Library (VML)
  • Vector Statistical Library (VSL)
  • Conventional DFTs and Cluster DFTs
  • Partial Differential Equations support
  • Non-Linear Optimization Problem Solvers.

For implementation-specific information about the library, see Intel MKL Release Notes and Intel MKL User's Guide.

The manual is available in the FAR Uncompressed Help format and is installed at <Composer XE directory>/Documentation/en_US/mkl/mkl_manual/index.htm

Eclipse Plugin with Intel MKL Reference Manual A plugin for Eclipse Help with a WebHelp version of the Intel MKL Reference Manual.
To use the plugin, place it into the plugins folder of your Eclipse directory, start Eclipse, choose  Help -> Help Contents in the menu bar, click the Intel(R) Math Kernel Library Help bookmark in the left-hand panel and then the Intel(R) Math Kernel Library Reference Manual bookmark below, if necessary.
Starting from Intel(R) MKL 10.0, the plugin provides an option to extend search over the www.intel.com site. Run Search from the standard Eclipse Help panel and check Intel.com search results to see it work.

The plugin is installed at <Composer XE directory>/mkl/tools/plugins/com.intel.mkl.help

Intel(R) MKL User's Guide

Provides Intel MKL usage information in greater detail:

  • getting started information
  • application compiling and linking depending on a particular platform and function domain
  • building custom DLLs
  • configuring the development environment
  • coding mixed-language calls
  • threading
  • memory management
  • ways to obtain best performance

The document is available in the FAR Uncompressed Help format and is installed at <Composer XE directory>/Documentation/en_US/mkl/mkl_userguide/index.htm

Man pages of Intel MKL A collection of man pages for Intel MKL functions.
Note for Windows* OS users: To get a guaranteed correct display, view the Intel MKL man pages using the Linux console rather than a Windows* shell client.

The man pages are installed in /man/en_US/man3

PDF documents require a PDF reader, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader* software version 6 or later.


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