Support Functions

The Intel® MKL support functions (see Support Functions) are used to support the operation of the Intel MKL software and provide basic information on the library and library operation, such as the current library version, timing, setting and measuring of CPU frequency, error handling, and memory allocation.

Starting from release 10.0, the Intel MKL support functions provide additional threading control.

Starting from release 10.1, Intel MKL selectively supports a Progress Routine feature to track progress of a lengthy computation and/or interrupt the computation using a callback function mechanism. The user application can define a function called mkl_progress that is regularly called from the Intel MKL routine supporting the progress routine feature. See Progress Routine in Support Functions for reference. Refer to a specific LAPACK or DSS/PARDISO function description to see whether the function supports this feature or not.

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