Is Intel® MKL stand-alone version similar to the Professional Edition version?

  • The Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) is available as a stand-alone version as well a sub-component in various Intel® Software Development Products:

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2011

  • Intel® Composer XE for Windows* (formerly Intel® Compiler Suite Professional Edition for Windows)
    Intel® C++ Composer XE for Windows (formerly Intel® C++ Compiler Professional Edition for Windows)
  • Intel® C++ Studio XE for Windows (New: includes Intel C++ Compiler, Intel IPP, Intel MKL, Intel TBB, Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension, Intel® VTuneTM Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE)
  • Intel® Fortran Composer XE for Windows (formerly Intel® Fortran Compiler Professional Edition for Windows)
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE for Windows (New: includes Intel C++ Compiler, Intel IPP, Intel MKL, Intel TBB, Intel® Parallel Debugger Extension, Intel® VTuneTM Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE)
  • Intel® Composer XE for Linux* (formerly Intel® Compiler Suite Professional Edition for Linux)
  • Intel® C++ Composer XE for Linux (formerly Intel® C++ Compiler Professional Edition for Linux)
  • Intel® C++ Studio XE for Linux (New: includes Intel C++ Compiler, Intel IPP, Intel MKL, Intel TBB, Intel® Debugger, Intel® VTuneTM Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE)
  • Intel® Fortran Composer XE for Linux (formerly Intel® Fortran Compiler Professional Edition for Linux)
  • Intel® Parallel Studio XE for Linux (New: includes Intel C++ Compiler, Intel IPP, Intel MKL, Intel TBB, Intel®  Debugger, Intel® VTuneTM Amplifier XE and Intel® Inspector XE)
  • Intel® Composer XE for Mac OS* X (formerly Intel® Compiler Suite Professional Edition for Mac OS* X)
  • Intel® C++ Composer XE for Mac OS* X (formerly Intel® C++ Compiler Professional Edition for Mac OS X)
  • Intel® Fortran Composer XE for Mac OS* X (formerly Intel® Fortran Compiler Professional Edition for Mac OS X)

Intel® Cluster Toolkit        

Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) Standalone Products

  • Intel Math Kernel Library for Windows*
  • Intel Math Kernel Library for Linux*

 
The Intel MKL standalone version is identical to the version contained in the various bundled Intel Software Products. Refer to this article to determine which exact Intel MKL version is contained in the Intel Professional Edition Compilers and Intel Parallel Composer.

There is no standalone Intel MKL for Mac OS* X, it is only available Intel® Composer XE for Mac OS* X.  Please refer this article for more details.

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