[Numpy-discussion] MKL and OpenBLAS

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Fri Jan 31 02:20:22 EST 2014

On 26/01/14 13:44, Dinesh Vadhia wrote:> This conversation gets 
discussed often with Numpy developers but since
 > the requirement for optimized Blas is pretty common these days, how
 > about distributing Numpy with OpenBlas by default?  People who don't
 > want optimized BLAS or OpenBLAS can then edit the site.cfg file to
 > add/remove.  I can never remember if Numpy comes with Atlas by default
 > but either way, if using MKL is not feasible because of its licensing
 > issues then Numpy has to be re-compiled with OpenBLAS (for example).
 > Why not make it easier for developers to use Numpy with an in-built
 > optimized Blas.
 > Btw, just in case some folks from Intel are listening:  how about
 > releasing MKL binaries for all platforms for developers to do with it
 > what they want ie. free. You know it makes sense!

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