[Ipopt] Intel has made their MKL freely available for Win, Lin and OSX

Greg Horn gregmainland at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 00:38:54 EST 2015

Thanks for the clarification. I apologize for spreading misinformation.

On Fri, Nov 20, 2015, 07:38 Damien <damien at khubla.com> wrote:

> Actually, it's not ten years out of date.  It's ten years' diverged from
> the original code, but if you look at the changelog for the releases Intel
> has put a significant amount of work into Pardiso to improve performance
> and robustness.  We use MKL Pardiso in optimal control problems with over
> 20 million variables and it's by far the fastest linear solver at that
> scale in IPOPT, especially on Intel hardware.
> Damien
> On 2015-11-19 9:37 PM, Greg Horn wrote:
> I've haven't yet used paradiso but according to their website
> http://www.pardiso-project.org the MKL version is almost 10 years out of
> date:
> "Important: Please note that the Intel MKL version of PARDISO is based on
> our version from 2006 and that a lot of new features and improvements of
> PARDISO are not available in the Intel MKL library."
> On Thu, Nov 19, 2015, 07:55 Damien <damien at khubla.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Intel has recently (September) made their MKL for the three main
>> operating systems available for free.  You don't get any support or old
>> versions, but it is a good way to have access to MKL's Pardiso for use
>> in IPOPT.  I haven't seen this on the list so I thought I'd bring it up.
>> You can read about it and register here:
>> https://software.intel.com/sites/campaigns/nest/
>> Damien
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