Re: [Rd] Problem building R with Intel MKL v10 BLAS

From: Hin-Tak Leung <>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:43:42 +0000

This part "" looks wrong - it should be "-lmkl_gf_lp64 -lmkl_gnu_thread -lmkl_core" without the ".so" part.

I don't know how BLAS_LIBS does it, but when I was linking against mkl 9, all I did which different from the usual build (diff from the two rpm spec file I wrote) was 3 changes:

export LDFLAGS=... -L/opt/intel/mkl/9.1/lib/em64t/ export FFLAGS=... -ff2c
./configure ... --with-blas="-lmkl -lguide -lpthread"

The FFLAGS ezport was needed because of difference between g77 and gfortran.

Michael Braun wrote:
> NO
> Hi. I'm not sure if this is an R-help or R-devel problem, so I'm
> starting here in the hope that someone can help (and willing to go to
> the other list if it's more appropriate). I think I am following all of
> the instructions in the various manuals, but clearly I am missing something.
> I have an Intel EM64T Dell with 2 dual-core Xeon processors running Red
> Hat EL5. I would like to build R 2.6.1 with lots of debugging and
> profiling options, and link it to the processor-specific Intel MKL blas.
> The problem is that after I compile R, and do R CMD config BLAS_LIBS,
> the response is
> -L/usr/local/lib64/R/lib -lRblas.
> This tells me that R is not linked to the Intel BLAS at all.
> My file for R is:
> #! /bin/sh
> R_PAPERSIZE=letter
> CFLAGS="-g -O2 -p -pg"
> CPPFLAGS="-I/opt/intel/mkl/ -I/usr/include
> -I/usr/local/include"
> LIBnn=lib64
> BLAS_LIBS="-L/opt/intel/mkl/ -Wl,--start-group
> -l -l -l -Wl,
> --end-group -lguide -lpthread -lm"
> I have set the CONFIG_SITE environment variable to the location of the
> I am doing everything as superuser.
> The command I am using for configure is
> ./configure --disable-R-profiling --with-blas=no
> following the instructions in the R-admin file regarding enabling
> C-level profiling and linking to the external BLAS libraries referenced
> in the file.
> The BLAS_LIBS files are different than in the R-admin manual because of
> changes in the Intel MKL for version 10. These libraries, in this
> order, were taken from the Intel MKL for Linux User's Guide, chapter 5.
> So, still no luck linking to the optimized BLAS. I'd appreciate any
> suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Michael
> mailing list Received on Fri 25 Jan 2008 - 15:46:56 GMT

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