Oracle R Distribution 3.0.1 now available for Windows 64-bit
By Sherry LaMonica on Dec 06, 2013
We are excited to introduce support for Oracle R Distribution 3.0.1 on Windows 64-bit versions. Previous releases are available on Solaris x86, Solaris SPARC, AIX and Linux 64-bit platforms. Oracle R Distribution (ORD) continues to support these platforms and now expands support to Windows 64-bit platforms.
ORD is Oracle's free distribution of the open source R environment that adds support for dynamically loading the Intel Math Kernel Library (MKL) installed on your system. MKL provides faster performance by taking advantage of hardware-specific math library implementations. The net effect is optimized processing speed, especially on multi-core systems.
To enable MKL support on your ORD Windows client:
1. Add the location of libOrdBlasLoader.dll and mkl_rt.dll to the PATH system environment variable on the client.
In a typical ORD 3.0.1 installation, libOrdBlasLoader.dll is
located in the R HOME directory:
 "Intel Math Kernel Library (Intel MKL)"