Using the ILP64 Interface vs. LP64 Interface
The
ILP64 libraries use the 64bit integer type (necessary for indexing large arrays, with more than 2^{31}1 elements), whereas the LP64 libraries index arrays with the 32bit integer type.
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The LP64 and ILP64 interfaces are implemented in the Interface layer. Link with the following interface libraries for the LP64 or ILP64 interface, respectively:
 libmkl_intel_lp64.aorlibmkl_intel_ilp64.afor static linking
 libmkl_intel_lp64.soorlibmkl_intel_ilp64.sofor dynamic linking
The ILP64 interface provides for the following:
 Support large data arrays (with more than 2^{31}1 elements)
 Enable compiling your Fortran code with thecompiler optioni8
The LP64 interface provides compatibility with the previous
versions because "LP64" is just a new name for the only interface that the
versions lower than 9.1 provided. Choose the ILP64 interface if your application uses
for calculations with large data arrays or the library may be used so in the future.
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On 64bit platforms, selected domains provide API extensions with the
_64
suffix (for example,
SGEMM_64
) for supporting large data arrays in the LP64 library. This enables you to mix data types in one application. The selected domains and APIs include the following:
 BLAS: Fortranstyle APIs for C applications and CBLAS APIs with integer arguments
 LAPACK: Fortranstyle APIs for C applications and LAPACKE APIs with integer arguments
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Compiling for LP64/ILP64
The table below shows how to compile for the ILP64 and LP64 interfaces:
Fortran
 

Compiling for ILP64
 ifort
i 8
 I<mkl directory> / include ... 
Compiling for LP64
 ifort
 I<mkl directory> / include ... 
C or C++
 
Compiling for ILP64
 ic c
 DMKL_ILP64
 I<mkl directory> / include ... 
Compiling for LP64
 ic c
 I<mkl directory> / include ... 
Linking of an application compiled with the
or
option to the LP64 libraries may result in unpredictable consequences and erroneous output.
i
8
DMKL_ILP64Coding for ILP64
You do not need to change existing code if you are not using the ILP64 interface.
To migrate to ILP64 or write new code for ILP64, use appropriate types for parameters of the
functions and subroutines:
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Integer Types
 Fortran
 C or C++


32bit integers
 INTEGER*4 or
INTEGER(KIND=4)  int 
Universal integers for ILP64/LP64:
 INTEGER without specifying
KIND  MKL_INT 
Universal integers for ILP64/LP64:
 INTEGER*8 or
INTEGER(KIND=8)  MKL_INT64 
FFT interface integers for ILP64/LP64
 INTEGER without specifying
KIND  MKL_LONG 
To determine the type of an integer parameter of a function, use appropriate include files. For functions that support only a Fortran interface, use the C/C++ include files
*.h
.
The above table explains which integer parameters of functions become 64bit and which remain 32bit for ILP64. The table applies to most
functions except some Vector Mathematics and Vector Statistics functions, which require integer parameters to be 64bit or 32bit regardless of the interface:
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 Vector Mathematics:Themodeparameter of the functions is 64bit.
 Random Number Generators (RNG):All discrete RNG exceptviRngUniformBits64are 32bit.TheviRngUniformBits64generator function andvslSkipAheadStreamservice function are 64bit.
 Summary Statistics:Theestimateparameter of thevslsSSCompute/vsldSSComputefunction is 64bit.
Refer to the
Developer Reference for more information.
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To better understand ILP64 interface details, see also examples.
Limitations
All
function domains support ILP64 programming but FFTW interfaces to
:
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 FFTW 2.x wrappers do not support ILP64.
 FFTW 3.x wrappers support ILP64 by a dedicated set of functionsplan_guru64.