Intel® MKL Vector Mathematics functions (VM) compute a mathematical function of each of the vector elements. VM includes a set of highly optimized functions (arithmetic, power, trigonometric, exponential, hyperbolic, special, and rounding) that operate on vectors of real and complex numbers.
Application programs that improve performance with VM include nonlinear programming software, computation of integrals, financial calculations, computer graphics, and many others.
VM functions fall into the following groups according to the operations they perform:
VM Mathematical Functions compute values of mathematical functions, such as sine, cosine, exponential, or logarithm, on vectors stored contiguously in memory.
VM Pack/Unpack Functions convert to and from vectors with positive increment indexing, vector indexing, and mask indexing (see Appendix "Vector Arguments in VM" for details on vector indexing methods).
VM Service Functions set/get the accuracy modes and the error codes, and free memory.
The VM mathematical functions take an input vector as an argument, compute values of the respective function element-wise, and return the results in an output vector. All the VM mathematical functions can perform in-place operations, where the input and output arrays are at the same memory locations.
The Intel MKL interfaces are given in mkl_vml_functions.h.
Examples that demonstrate how to use the VM functions are located in:
See VM performance and accuracy data in the online VM Performance and Accuracy Data document available at http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-math-kernel-library-documentation/
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