Developer Guide


Notational Conventions

The following term is used in reference to the operating system.
This term refers to information that is valid on all supported
operating systems.
The following notations are used to refer to
Intel® MKL
<parent directory>
The installation directory that includes
Intel® MKL
directory; for example, the directory for Intel® Parallel Studio XE Composer Edition.
<mkl directory>
The main directory where
Intel® MKL
is installed:
<mkl directory>
<parent directory>
Replace this placeholder with the specific pathname in the configuring, linking, and building instructions.
The following font conventions are used in this document.
Italic is used for emphasis and also indicates document names in body text, for example:
Intel® MKL
Developer Reference
Monospace lowercase
Indicates filenames, directory names, and pathnames, for example:
Monospace lowercase mixed with uppercase
  • Commands and command-line options, for example,
    icc myprog.c -L$MKLPATH -I$MKLINCLUDE -lmkl -liomp5 -lpthread  
  • Filenames, directory names, and pathnames, for example,
  • C/C++ code fragments, for example,
    a = new double [SIZE*SIZE];
Indicates system variables, for example,
Monospace italic
Indicates a parameter in discussions, for example,
When enclosed in angle brackets, indicates a placeholder for an identifier, an expression, a string, a symbol, or a value, for example,
<mkl directory>
. Substitute one of these items for the placeholder.
[ items ]
Square brackets indicate that the items enclosed in brackets are optional.
{ item | item }
Braces indicate that only one of the items listed between braces should be selected. A vertical bar ( | ) separates the items.

Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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