I've decided to try out the IPP version of zlib, but its <ipp directory>/interfaces/data-compression/ipp_zlib folder (according to the documentation seems to be missing in IPP 9.0 Update 3 (both Linux and Windows). I'd be very grateful for any advice.
Zlib package for IPP comes with 2017 product (Parallel Studio XE 2017, or other 2017 developer tools).
So, there should be no ZLIB libraries in IPP 9.0.3.
Where in IPP 9.0.x documentation have you seen info about ZLIB interface?
Just let you know IPP 2017 update 1 was released in the week. You may get it from IPP webpage and the Zlib library as well.
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