Building the Netlib HPL from Source Code

The source code for Intel Distribution for LINPACK Benchmark is not provided. However, you can download reference Netlib HPL source code from . To build the HPL:

  1. Download and extract the source code.

  2. Copy the makefile:

    $> cp setup/Make.Linux_Intel64 .

  3. Edit Make.Linux_Intel64 as appropriate

  4. Build the HPL binary:

    $> make arch=Linux_Intel64

  5. Check that the built binary is available in the bin/Linux_Intel64 directory.


The Intel Distribution for LINPACK Benchmark may contain additional optimizations compared to the reference Netlib HPL implementation.

Optimization Notice

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.

Notice revision #20110804

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