The standalone packages of Intel® MKL, Intel® IPP and Intel® DAAL are unusable if there is no previously installed Intel® TBB package

By Gennady Fedorov, Published: 09/06/2019, Last Updated: 12/04/2019

Problem description: 

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL), Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library (Intel DAAL) and Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel IPP) customers who are using the standalone versions of these software products and linking with Intel®  Threading Building Blocks (Intel TBB) threading layers will see some kind of undefined reference problems as follows: "undefined reference to `tbb::interface7::internal::task_arena_base::internal_current_slot()" or  "threading.cpp:(.text+0xf0): undefined reference to `tbb::task_scheduler_init::initialize(int, unsigned long)" and many similar messages. 

The issue is caused by the packaging problem: not all of TBBs dynamic shared libraries were included in the standalone packages of  Intel MKL, Intel IPP, and Intel DAAL.

Affected Products:  

Intel®  Math Kernel Library,   Intel®  Data Analytics Acceleration Library, Intel®  Integrated Performance Primitives

Affected Versions:

Intel MKL version 2019, Intel DAAL version 2019, Intel IPP version 2019, including the initial versions and all updates. Please refer to these products release notes ( MKL Release Notes, IPP Release Notes and DAAL Release Notes).

Affected Operating Systems: 

Linux* OS

Work around for the problem: 

Install the full packages of either Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition or Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition for Linux* OS. Please refer to the performance library installation guides ( Intel MKL Installation GuideIntel IPP Installation Guide, and Intel DAAL Installation Guide) to get more details about installation processes. 

You may also install the standalone Intel TBB package

Resolution:  The problem is scheduled to be fixed in Intel MKL/IPP/DAAL v.2020 Update 1. We will keep this article updated.


Product and Performance Information


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