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vdSqrt (64-bit Windows) throws illegal instruction on certain CPUS (MKL Update 4)

AndrewC
New Contributor III
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Every call to 64-bit vdSqrt throws an illegal instruction on an Intel U7300 CPU ( a ULV core 2 duo variant ).
Is this fixed in Update 5?
The 32-bit version of MKL has no such problem, nor does the problem surface on a number of 64-bit desktop Intel CPU variants we use for QA.
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e.g.


double a[N_SQRT];
for (int i=0;i=i*i;
double b[N_SQRT];
vdSqrt(4,a,b);
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AndrewC
New Contributor III
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I downloaded MKL Update 5 and this bug has been fixed. It would be nice if the Update 5 release notes had mentioned this - there are some references to VML problems being fixed, but no specific reference to vdSqrt
TimP
Black Belt
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It looks like the older version selected the wrong instruction set, due to mistake in identifying your CPU. That bug would not be specific to vdSqrt.
Gennady_F_Intel
Moderator
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Tim right,
this is MKL's dispatching ptoblem "Illegal instruction Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400". It has been disscussed here. The problem has been fixed in Update5.
We memtioned about that in MKL 10.2 Fix list as
DPD200090101Illegal instruction Intel Core2 Duo CPU E8400 for VML function


--Gennady
AndrewC
New Contributor III
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The bug fix description should have said something like , in big red letters!!

"Many (all?) VML functions on (many types of ?) Intel Core2 Duo CPUs may fail with illegal instruction"

You will note my problem machine is not a E8400
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