The Intel^{®} Math Kernel Library is a set of highly optimized
routines for solving problems of computational linear algebra,
performing the discrete Fourier transforms, and solving some other computation intensive problems.
The library includes routines of the BLAS, Sparse BLAS, LAPACK and ScaLAPACK^{1)} packages (Fortran interfaces), Sparse Solver,
CBLAS (C interface to BLAS routines),
as well as Discrete Fourier and Fast Fourier transform routines, Vector Mathematical Functions, Vector Generators of Statistical Distributions (Fortran and C interfaces).
The library functions ensure high performance when run on Intel^{®} processors.
Level 3 BLAS and most LAPACK routines, in particular, take advantage of multiprocessor computation.

This Quick Reference (document number 253425-006) includes the following sections:

- Naming Conventions
- Vector Arguments
- Matrix Arguments in BLAS and LAPACK
- Matrix Storage Schemes
- BLAS Routines
- Sparse BLAS Routines
- CBLAS Interface to BLAS
- FFT Routines
- LAPACK Routines: Linear Equations
- LAPACK Routines: Least Squares and Eigenvalue Problems
- LAPACK Auxiliary Routines
- ScaLAPACK Routines: Linear Equations
^{1)} - ScaLAPACK Routines: Least Squares and Eigenvalue Problems
^{1)} - ScaLAPACK Auxiliary and Utility Routines
^{1)} - Sparse Solver
- Vector Mathematical Functions
- Vector Generators of Statistical Distributions
- Advanced DFT Functions

^{1)}ScaLAPACK
software is included only with the Intel^{®} Cluster MKL product.

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For more information about the library, please refer to
Intel^{®} Math Kernel Library Reference Manual (document number 630813)
and the Web site at
www.intel.com/software/products/mkl/docs/manuals.htm.

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