Checking Your Installation

After installing the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL), verify that the library is properly installed and configured:

  1. Intel MKL installs in the <parent product directory> directory.

    Check that the subdirectory of <parent product directory> referred to as <mkl directory> was created.

  2. If you want to keep multiple versions of Intel MKL installed on your system, update your build scripts to point to the correct Intel MKL version.
  3. Check that the following files appear in the <mkl directory>/bin directory and its subdirectories:

    mklvars.sh

    mklvars.csh

    ia32/mklvars_ia32.sh

    ia32/mklvars_ia32.csh

    intel64/mklvars_intel64.sh

    intel64/mklvars_intel64.csh

    Use these files to assign Intel MKL-specific values to several environment variables, as explained in Setting Environment Variables

  4. To understand how the Intel MKL directories are structured, see Structure of the Intel® Math Kernel Library.

  5. To make sure that Intel MKL runs on your system, launch an Intel MKL example, as explained in Using Code Examples.

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