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mkl_get_format_compact

Returns the optimal compact packing
format
for the architecture, needed for all compact routines.

Syntax

MKL_COMPACT_PACK
mkl_get_format_compact
(
);
Description
The routine returns the optimal compact packing
format
, which is an
MKL_COMPACT_PACK
type, for the current architecture. The optimal value of
format
is determined by the architecture's vector-register length.
format
is a required parameter for any packing, unpacking, or BLAS/LAPACK compact routine. See Compact Format for details.
Return Values
The function returns a value
format
.
format
format
can be returned as any of the following three values.
MKL_COMPACT_AVX512
is the optimal
format
value for:
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512)-enabled processors.
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture)-enabled processors.
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) for Intel® Many Integrated Core Architecture (Intel® MIC Architecture) with support of AVX512_4FMAPS and AVX512_4VNNIW instruction groups processors.
MKL_COMPACT_AVX
is the optimal
format
value for:
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX)-enabled processors.
  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)-enabled processors.
MKL_COMPACT_SSE
is the optimal
format
value for all other processors.
Application Notes:
After calling this routine,
mkl_?get_size_compact
can be called to calculate the buffer size needed for
mkl_?gepack_compact
.

Product and Performance Information

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