Intel® Math Kernel Library 8.1 for Linux*
Documentation Index

This page lists all documents included with the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) package, provides links to them and outlines the type of information that you can find in each of these documents.

Document Name File Name / Path Type of Information in the Document Comment
Intel MKL Release Notes Release_Notes.htm Information about this release and how to use the library with various compilers. Includes:
  • Overview
  • New in Intel MKL
  • System requirements
  • Compiler support
  • Installation
  • Directory structure
  • Known limitations
  • Technical support
For details about the compiler and linking options, threading, and memory management with Intel MKL, see Intel MKL Technical User Notes document.
Getting Started with Intel MKL Getting_Started.htm Information on the steps to perform after the installation of the library. Includes:
  • Overview
  • Directory Structure
  • Configuring Intel MKL
  • Linking Your Application with Intel MKL
  • Threading
For more technical details on Intel MKL, see Intel MKL Technical User Notes document.
Intel MKL Reference Manual mklman.pdf Contains detailed descriptions of the functions and interfaces for all library domains:
  • BLAS
  • LAPACK
  • Sparse Solver
  • Interval Linear Solvers
  • Vector Math Library (VML)
  • Vector Statistical Library (VSL)
  • DFTs and FFTs

 

For implementation-specific information about the library, see Intel MKL Release Notes and
Intel MKL Technical User Notes
.
For detailed information on VML and VSL functionality, see VML Notes and VSL Notes documents, respectively.
Intel MKL Quick Reference mklqref/index.htm An abbreviated guide, describing the interfaces to all  functions in Intel MKL For detailed descriptions of functions' arguments and behavior, see the Intel MKL Reference Manual.
VML Notes vmlnotes.htm A brief discussion of the Vector Math Library (VML) functions with links to performance details of the functions. For descriptions of VML functions API, see the respective chapter of the Intel MKL Reference Manual.
VSL Notes vslnotes.pdf A discussion of basic and distribution Random Number Generators used in the Vector Statistical Library (VSL) and their test results. For descriptions of VSL functions API, see the respective chapter of the Intel MKL Reference Manual.
Intel MKL Technical User Notes mkluse.htm Discusses inter-language issues, compiler issues, linking options, memory management, and how to set the number of threads used by multithreaded routines.  
FFTW to Intel MKL Wrappers Technical User Notes for FFTW 2.x fftw2xmkl_notes.htm Describes a set of C routines (wrappers) that allow the FFTW interface version 2.x to call Intel MKL discrete Fourier transform interface (DFTI) and instructs on installation of such wrappers. The wrappers allow for both C and Fortran interfaces.
FFTW to Intel MKL Wrappers Technical User Notes for FFTW 3.x fftw3xmkl_notes.htm Describes a set of C routines (wrappers) that allow the FFTW interface version 3.x to call Intel MKL discrete Fourier transform interface (DFTI) and instructs on installation of such wrappers.  

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