LAPACK 3.5, Windows 7 with VS 2013 and Int. Fortran Compiler

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LAPACK 3.5, Windows 7 with VS 2013 and Int. Fortran Compiler

Postby Ashkan » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:10 pm

Dear all,
I'm new in this area (Fortran, VS, LAPACK). I'm trying to install LAPACK on my machine which has windows 7, Visual Studio 2013 and Intel Fortran Compiler (Intel Parallel Studio XE 2013).
What I did was (according to guidelines at ... #libraries)

1- downloading the LAPACK.lib, LAPACKd.lib, LAPACKE.lib, LAPACKEd.lib, BLAS.lib and BLASd.lib
2- downloading the LAPACK-VS-Example and unzipped it.
3- Copy the libraries from step 1 in the LAPACK-VS-Example folder
4- Compile the project.

In original guideline there is a step telling "locate your BLAS libraries for your machine". I have no idea that how can I do this.
When I'm compiling the program, I'm getting these errors:

Error 1 error #11018: Cannot open LAPACK.lib ipo
Error 2 error #11018: Cannot open BLAS.lib ipo
Error 3 fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'LAPACK.lib' LINK

Would you please help to overcome this problem?
I would appreciate any kind of help you can give me.

Best Regards,
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Re: LAPACK 3.5, Windows 7 with VS 2013 and Int. Fortran Comp

Postby admin » Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:15 pm

If you have intel Parallel Studio XE 2013,
Just use our cmake build system with the Intel compilers. (See ... html#build)

Otherwise I would suggest tot use Intel MKL instead of LAPACK. Intel MKL is an optimized version of LAPACK for Intel compilers.
This would give you better results.
You can find it here:

If your machine is a multicore system, you will need something like MKL, or PLASMA with an optimized BLAS ( to get good performance.

Hope it helps
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