The BLAS (Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms) are routines that provide standard building blocks for performing basic vector and matrix operations.

Availability and Restrictions

A highly optimized implementation of the BLAS is available on all OSC clusters as part of the Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL). We recommend that you use MKL rather than building the BLAS for yourself. MKL is available to all OSC users.


See OSC's MKL software page for usage information. Note that there is no library named libblas.a or The flag "-lblas" on your link line will not work. You should modify your makefile or build script to link to the MKL libraries instead.

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