[Numpy-discussion] mkl usage

Francesc Alted francesc@continuum...
Thu Feb 23 13:44:25 CST 2012

On Feb 23, 2012, at 1:33 PM, Neal Becker wrote:

> Is mkl only used for linear algebra?  Will it speed up e.g., elementwise 
> transendental functions?

Yes, MKL comes with VML that has this type of optimizations:


Also, see some speedups in a numexpr linked against MKL here:


See also how native multi-threading implementation in numexpr beats MKL's one (at least for this particular example).

-- Francesc Alted

More information about the NumPy-Discussion mailing list