Developer Guide


Compiler Support

Intel® MKL
supports compilers identified in the
Release Notes
. However, the library has been successfully used with other compilers as well.
Although Compaq no longer supports the Compaq Visual Fortran* (CVF) compiler,
Intel® MKL
still preserves the CVF interface in the IA-32 architecture implementation. You can use this interface with the Intel® Fortran Compiler.
Intel® MKL
provides both stdcall (default CVF interface) and cdecl (default interface of the Microsoft Visual C* application) interfaces for the IA-32 architecture.
When building
Intel® MKL
code examples, you can select a compiler:
  • For Fortran examples:
    Intel® or PGI*
  • For C examples:
    Intel, Microsoft Visual C++*, or PGI
Intel® MKL
provides a set of include files to simplify program development by specifying enumerated values and prototypes for the respective functions. Calling
Intel® MKL
functions from your application without an appropriate include file may lead to incorrect behavior of the functions.

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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