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shivany
Beginner
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Problems with LAPACK and BLAS

Hi,

I'm currently trying to optimize Bundler (http://phototour.cs.washington.edu/bundler/), a software using LAPACK and BLAS (I'm working with a Ubuntu 32-bit partition with a VM), so I downloaded MKL. However, once libraries have been changed and the whole project compiled, the result seems to be modified, in a wrong way. I wanted to know what could be the difference between the libraries included in the original source code and the MKL ones?

Thanks,

Allan.
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Gennady_F_Intel
Moderator
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Allan,
I am not sure that there is some difference.what MKL version Bundler uses?.
--Gennady
shivany
Beginner
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Hi Gennady,

Bundler doesn't use MKL but directly lapack & blas libraries (clapack & cblas folders).
The MKL version I installed on my VM is 10.2.

Allan
mecej4
Black Belt
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Please present an example source code to demonstrate the finding that "the result seems to be modified, in a wrong way".

What do you mean by "in a wrong way"? How do you determine that the modification is of that kind?
shivany
Beginner
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The result of the Bundler is a 3D reconstruction of an object in a set of images (as a point cloud) and it differs when I only switch libraries between original LAPACK & BLAS ones and MKL ones and in this case, some cameras are misplaced, that's why I'm saying the result is wrong. What I want to know is the reason why this difference occures, the source code and libs of Bundler are on their website.

I can't really show results here as the pictures I'm using are confidential.
Artem_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello,

Could you please show how you specified LIB_PATH and BUNDLER_LIBS variables in the 'src/Makefile' ?

This KB article may be helpful for determining proper MKL link line.

Best regards,
Artem
shivany
Beginner
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Hello Artem,

LIB_PATH : -L../lib -L../lib/ann_1.1_char/lib -L"/opt/mkl/lib/32"

BUNDLER_LIBS : -limage -lsfmdrv -lsba.v1.5 -lmatrix -lz -llapack -lblas -lcblas -lmkl_lapack95 -lmkl_blas95 -lmkl_core -lmkl_intel -lmkl_intel_thread -liomp5 -lpthread -lminpack -lm -l5point -ljpeg -lANN_char -lgfortran


Regards,

Allan
shivany
Beginner
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Hi again,

My internship mentor thought that the probleme could come from the sba library, using also lapack, but there's obviously no link between this library and the lapack one as there's a sba_lapack.c file in the directory (bundler/lib/sba-1.5) where the libsba.v1.5.a is built. Just in case someone thought about the same thing :)

Regards,

Allan.
Gennady_F_Intel
Moderator
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Allan, thanks for letting us know. It may be the cause of the problem, I hope using MKL's implementation LAPACK performs the correct result.
--Gennady
shivany
Beginner
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Hi again,

While testing executables on another computer, we had troubles with a segmentation fault, and we found out that the initial libraries didn't work as well (nothing to do with the result difference, as the end of the program wasn't even reached) and we used the ldd command to check which libraries the executables actually used and we found out that the "good" executables were using the blas and lapack library from the "atlas" package, probably already installed on our systems.

Now, do you have an idea about the fact that libraries from atlas work, bundler ones lead to a segfault and that MKL ones' result is not the same as atlas ones?

Regards,

Allan.
Artem_V_Intel
Employee
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Hi Allan,

Sorry, I didn't understand from your previous postwhat LAPACK implementation leads to the segfault: MKL or ATLAS one?

Best regards,
Artem
shivany
Beginner
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Hi Artem :

On my computer/VM :

Default libraries in Bundler => Segfault
Using Atlas libraries => Good Result
Using MKL libraries => Wrong Result

We made some tests on another machine (64-bits this time) and we have a wrong result with atlas on Linux but it seems to work on Windows... I'm getting some serious headaches right now ^^'

Regards,

Allan
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