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To configure your environment for the Intel MKL, load the “mkl” module:

module load mkl

This step is required for both building and running MKL applications. Exception: The "mkl" module is usually not needed when using the Intel compilers; just use the "-mkl" flag on the compile and link steps.

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Intel® Math Kernel Library – Licensing FAQ

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Intel® Math Kernel Library End User License Agreement

Frequently Asked Licensing Questions


Can I redistribute the Intel Math Kernel Library with my application?
Yes. When you purchase Intel MKL, you receive rights to redistribute computational portions of Intel MKL with your application. The evaluation versions of Intel MKL do not include redistribution rights. The list of files that can be redistributed is provided in redist.txt included in the Intel MKL distribution with product license.


Are there royalty fees for using Intel MKL?
No. There is no per copy royalty fee. Check the Intel MKL end user license agreement (EULA) for more details.

What files am I allowed to redistribute?
In general, the redistributable files include the linkable files (.DLL and .LIB files for Windows*, .SO and .A files for Linux*). With your purchase of Intel MKL (and updates through the support service subscription), you receive the redist.txt file which outlines the list of files that can be redistributed. The evaluation versions of Intel MKL do not include redistribution rights. See EULA for all terms.

Is there a limit to the number of copies of my application that I can ship which include Intel MKL redistributables?
You may redistribute an unlimited number of copies of the files that are found in the directories defined in the Redistributables section of the EULA.


How many copies of Intel MKL do I need to secure for my project team or company?
The number of Intel MKL copies that you need is determined by the number of developers who are writing code, compiling, and testing using Intel MKL API, For example, five developers in an organization working on building code with Intel MKL will require five Intel MKL licenses. View the EULA for complete details.

Do I need to get a license for each machine being used to develop and test applications using Intel MKL library?
The number of licenses for Intel MKL that you need are determined by the number of developers in your organization. These can be deployed on any number of machines on which the application is built and/or tested as long as there is only the number of licensed copies in use at any given time. For example a development team of five developers using ten machines simultaneously for development and test activities with Intel MKL, will be required to get ten licenses of Intel MKL. View the EULA for complete details.

Do I need to buy an Intel MKL license for each copy of our software that we sell?
No, there is no royalty fee for redistributing Intel MKL files with your software. By licensing Intel MKL for your developers, you have rights to distribute the Intel MKL files with your software for an unlimited number of copies. For more information, please refer to the EULA.

Where can I view the Intel MKL license agreement before making a decision to purchase the product?
The number of copies of Intel MKL that you need is determined by the number of developers who are writing code, compiling, and testing using the Intel MKL API, as well as the number of build machines involved in compiling and linking, which need the full Intel MKL development tools file set. See EULA for all terms.

The End User License Agreement (EULA) for Intel® Software Development Products has a clause referring to Third Party Programs. Does the Intel® Math Kernel Library (MKL) product include any third party or open source software that include separate licenses that will govern my use of such software?
The MKL product does not include any third party or open source software that include separate licenses governing your use of such software. Your use of the MKL product is solely governed by Intel’s EULA that is included with the MKL product



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