Intel's Math Kernel Library (MKL) is a library of optimized math routines for science, engineering, and financial applications. Core math functions include BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK, sparse solvers, fast Fourier transforms, and vector math.
The library supports Intel and compatible processors and is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems.
Intel launched the Math Kernel Library on May 9, 2003 and called it blas.lib. The project's development teams are located in Russia and the United States. Both standalone and bundled versions of the library are available. The current available version of the library is 11.0.
Intel has published benchmarks to substantiate claims of performance leadership over open source and AMD libraries on Intel and non-Intel processors. Nevertheless, the 64-bit version of the Math Kernel Library has been criticized for being suboptimal on non-Intel processors. See criticism of the Intel C++ compiler for a related discussion.
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