No Cost Options for Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), Support Yourself, Royalty-Free

The Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), the high performance math library for x86 and x86-64, is available, on Windows*, Linux*, or OS X* for free for everyone (click here now to register and download). Purchasing is only necessary if you want access to Intel® Premier Support (direct 1:1 private support from Intel), older versions of the library or access to other tools in Intel® Parallel Studio XE. Intel continues to actively develop and support this very powerful library - and everyone can benefit from that!

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) is a very popular library product from Intel that accelerates math processing routines to increase application performance. Intel® MKL includes highly vectorized and threaded Linear Algebra, Fast Fourier Transforms (FFT), Vector Math and Statistics functions. The easiest way to take advantage of all of that processing power is to use a carefully optimized computing math library; even the best compiler can’t compete with the level of performance possible from a hand-optimized library. If your application already relies on the BLAS or LAPACK functionality, simply re-link with Intel® MKL to get better performance on Intel and compatible architectures.

Intel® MKL is most often obtained with the Intel® Compilers and all the other Intel® Performance Libraries in various products from Intel. It can be obtained with tools for analysis, debugging and tuning, tools for MPI and the Intel® MPI Library by acquiring the Intel® Parallel Studio XE. Did you know that some of these are available for free?

Here is a guide to various ways to obtain the latest version of the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) for free without access to Intel® Premier Support (get support by posting to the Intel Math Kernel Library forum). Anytime you want, the full suite of tools (Intel® Parallel Studio XE) with priority support at Online Service Center and access to previous library versions can be purchased worldwide.

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Community Licenses for Everyone

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL - Linux*, Windows* or OS X* versions)

Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library
(Intel® DAAL - Linux*, Windows* or OS X* versions)

Intel® Threading Building Blocks
(Intel® TBB - Linux*, Windows* or OS X* versions)

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP - Linux*, Windows* or OS X* versions)

Community Licensing for Intel® Performance Libraries – free for all, registration required, no royalties, no restrictions on company or project size, current versions of libraries, no Intel Premier Support access.

Forums for discussion and support are open to everyone:

Community Licensing for Intel Performance Libraries
Evaluation Copies for Everyone

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL)
along with Compilers, libraries and analysis tools (most everything!)

Evaluation Copies – Try before you buy.

(Linux, Windows or OS X versions)

Try before you buy
Use as an Academic Researcher

Linux, Windows or OS X versions of:

Intel® Math Kernel Library

Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library

Intel® Threading Building Blocks

Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives

Intel® MPI Library (not available for OS X)

If you will use in conjunction with academic research at institutions of higher education.

(Linux, Windows or OS X versions, except the Intel® MPI Library which is not supported on OS X)

Qualify for Use as an Academic Researcher
Student

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL)
along with Compilers, libraries and analysis tools (most everything!)

If you are a current student at a degree-granting institutions.

(Linux, Windows or OS X versions)

Qualify for Use as a Student
Teacher

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL)
along with Compilers, libraries and analysis tools (most everything!)

If you will use in a teaching curriculum.

(Linux, Windows or OS X versions)

Qualify for Use as an Educator
Use as an
Open Source Contributor

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL)
along with all of the
Intel® Parallel Studio XE Professional Edition for Linux

If you are a developer actively contributing to a open source projects – and that is why you will utilize the tools.

(Linux versions)

Qualify for Use as an Open Source Contributor

Free licenses for certain users has always been an important dimension in our offerings. One thing that really distinguishes Intel is that we sell excellent tools and provide second-to-none support for software developers who buy our tools. We provide multiple options - and we hope you will find exactly what you need in one of our options.

 

For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.