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Subject: Re: [ublas] Bindings with ACML MSVC example project? I have linking problems.
From: George Slavov (gpslavov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-07-04 11:46:12

With all your help I was able to get gemv to work, but then i tried a
LAPACK call and it failed. I had to put this project on hold for now, but
I'll get back to it in a few days.

Thank you for all your help,

On Sun, Jul 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Thomas Klimpel <Thomas.Klimpel_at_[hidden]
> wrote:

> George Slavov wrote:
> > Thanks for your response Thomas. I really should have mentioned my build
> environment.
> > I'm on Windows 7, 64-bit as you guessed, using MSVC 2010 and Acml 5.1.0.
> I should be able to reproduce this build environment (if really required).
> > I was really hoping the integer 8 macro will do the trick, but it didn't
> seem to change anything.
> > I really want to use 64-bit versions of things because I'll be using
> pretty large data sets,
> > so I'm not sure I even want to get the 32-bit version of Acml working.
> In any case, you will have to take care to define the macro according to
> whether you link against a 32-bit integer or 64-bit integer version of the
> library.
> > I traced the ublas bindings call I have
> > boost::numeric::bindings::blas::gemv(1.0f,A,x,0,blasResult);
> > all the way to the Acml call
> > BLAS_SGEMV( &blas_option< Trans >::value, &m, &n, &alpha, a, &lda, x,
> > &incx, &beta, y, &incy );
> > and my debugger shows the first parameter (blas_option< Trans >::value)
> contains 'N' as a char,
> > so that looks right. But something here confuses me. Acml.h shows the
> signature of sgemv is
> > extern void sgemv(char transa, int m, int n, float alpha, float *a, int
> lda, float *x, int incx, float beta, float *y, int incy);
> > Note the first param is not a pointer to a char, but the char itself. So
> what's with all the reference operators in the ublas bindings code?
> I'm really sorry that you had to go to all this trouble. I didn't pay
> attention that acml.h said:
> C interfaces to ACML routines differ from FORTRAN interfaces in
> the following major respects:
> (i) The FORTRAN interface names are in upper case.
> for the windows version, while it said "(i) The FORTRAN interface names
> are in lower case with appended underscore." for the linux version.
> > Any other thoughts on what else I can try?
> I updated the code now to also support BIND_FORTRAN_UPPERCASE (and
> BIND_FORTRAN_UPPERCASE_UNDERSCORE). The regression test pass rate for acml
> on windows is much higher now. (I probably had postponed finding out why so
> many tests for acml failed on windows, because other things were more
> urgent to me. This was even before I complete ran out of time.)
> Please update to the latest version, define BIND_FORTRAN_UPPERCASE, and
> test whether you need to define BIND_FORTRAN_INTEGER_8 or not.
> Regards,
> Thomas
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