Intel's MKL WAS RE: >2 p4 processor systems

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at
Wed Aug 28 08:49:22 PDT 2002

According to Rocky McGaugh
> With HPL, ive seen consistently better performance from atlas than i have
> with Intel's MKL. Granted, this is only a single application. Does anyone
> have any testimonials about the MKL?
   I've tested a set of different x86 CPUs on Linpack (n=100 and n=1000)
and found that in most cases Atlas gives more high performance.
But this may be because of using recursive LU in dgetrf of Atlas
(this algorithm is the most fast today) - but I don't know
about algorithms used in MKL 5.01 version of dgetrf.

Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry

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