Intel MKL

Intel’s Math Kernel Library (MKL) provides highly optimized, threaded and vectorized functions to maximize performance on each processor family. It utilises de-facto standard C and Fortran APIs for compatibility with BLAS, LAPACK and FFTW functions from other math libraries.


The Intel MKL can be activated using one of the following:

module load imkl/2019.5.281-iimpi-2019b  # subset of intel-2019b EasyBuild toolchain
module load imkl/2019.1.144-iimpi-2019a  # subset of intel-2019a EasyBuild toolchain
module load imkl/2018.3.222-iimpi-2018b  # subset of intel-2018b EasyBuild toolchain

which also implicitly loads a version of the iimpi toolchain, itself being a subset of the intel toolchain.