[Ipopt] configuring with MKL BLAS/PARDISO

Jonathan Currie jonathan.currie at aut.ac.nz
Tue Nov 19 16:26:17 EST 2013

Hi Sean,

MKL Pardiso has quite a hit getting started, due to setting up the required
threads. Therefore if your problem is small, this can dominant the solving
time. However for large problems it 'should' be faster, given it is

What size problems have you tested it on?


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Sean C McDuffee
Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 10:22 a.m.
To: ipopt at list.coin-or.org
Subject: Re: [Ipopt] configuring with MKL BLAS/PARDISO

I found Ipopt to run much slower with MKL Pardiso than with MA27 (w MC19).
Is this inline with others experience?  It's not what I expected.

On 11/19/2013 01:17 PM, Sean C McDuffee wrote:
> Got it going with this link line:
> with_blas='-L/opt/intel/mkl//lib/intel64 -lmkl_intel_lp64 
> -lmkl_gnu_thread -lmkl_core -L/opt/intel/mkl//../compiler/lib/intel64 
> -liomp5 -lpthread -lm -ldl'
> On 11/19/2013 11:41 AM, Sean C McDuffee wrote:
>> Trying to link with the MKL BLAS (I know it's experimental) but the 
>> configure script keeps saying my BLASLIB doesn't work.
>> Trying to configure Ipopt 3.11.6 with MKL 11.1 with the line:
>> with_blas='-L/opt/intel/mkl/lib/intel64 -Wl,--start-group -lmkl_def 
>> -lmkl_intel_lp64 -lmkl_core -lmkl_gnu_thread -Wl,--end-group -ldl 
>> -lpthread -lm'
>> Any help debugging this out there?
>> Thanks
>> Sean

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