Petsc with Intel MKL for blas/lapack

Thomas Witkowski thomas.witkowski at
Tue Aug 25 05:47:12 CDT 2009


I want to compile petsc on two larger HPC system, on both we use Intels 
MKL for blas and lapack. The first one is a pc farm, and I've 
successfully compiled petsc with the parameter


This works fine. On the other system, its an SGI Altix, I've tried to do 
the same. But it fails in configure, because petsc tries to link the 
test program with "-lblas". The same test program on the pc farm was 
linked with the correct library parameter "-lmkl". May question is, why 
this can happen and what I can do to avoid the problem? Thanks for 


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