[Beowulf] Re: Redmond is at it, again

Camm Maguire camm at enhanced.com
Mon Jun 14 13:25:44 EDT 2004


Greetings!

Per R M Lindström <Per.Lindstrom at me.chalmers.se> writes:

> Thanks a lot for the information. :D
> 
> It looks like its true what some says about open source code:
> 
> A person with know-how will get a system free of charge.
> 
> A smart person with know-how will get rich on selling a system that is
> free of charge.
> 

:-)  Also worth noting -- A smart person can in many cases maximize
their personal utility by contributing to a community-based software
development infrastructure in their area of specialty.

Take care,

> Best regards
> Per Lindstrom
> 
> > Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 at duke.edu> writes:
> >
> >> On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 at 11:36am, Robert G. Brown wrote
> >>
> >> Actually, Matlab's lapack *is* ATLAS.  They provide several copies of
> >> it,
> >> compiled for different processors, that get called based on a runtime
> >> architecture check.  My R13 install has atlas_Athlon.so, atlas_P4.so,
> >> atlas_PII.so, atlas_PIII.so, and atlas_PPro.so.  In addition, there are
> >> directions floating about for compiling your own optimized ATLAS on your
> >> particular box and substituting that for the ones that come with Matlab.
> >>
> >
> > This is much like the setup with atlas on Debian, where quite a few
> > packages now are transparently accelerated via the selection of an
> > atlas .so appropriate for the running machine.  Custom builds/timings
> > are supported too with one command.
> >
> > On i386, we have PII, sse1, sse2, and 3dnow builds
> > On ppc, generic and altivec
> > On sparc, generic and v9
> > On alpha, generic and ev5
> > Others just have generic builds at present.
> >
> > Here are a list of packages making use of this facility.  Packages
> > using the libs mentioned below also thereby use the atlas
> > blas/lapack.
> >
> >   siptoolbox
> >   refblas3-test
> >   r-cran-quadprog
> >   r-cran-mgcv
> >   r-cran-kernsmooth
> >   r-base-core
> >   python2.3-numeric-ext
> >   python2.3-numarray-ext
> >   python2.2-numeric-ext
> >   python2.2-numarray-ext
> >   python2.1-numeric-ext
> >   octave2.1
> >   octave-statdataml
> >   octave-plplot
> >   octave-forge
> >   libpetsc2.2.0
> >   libgretl1
> >   lapack3-test
> >   lapack3
> >   kmatplot
> >   gretl
> >   gandalf1
> >   atlas3-test
> >   animal0
> >   tela
> >   paw-static
> >   paw++-static
> >   paw++
> >   paw
> >   mpqc
> >   libphtools1
> >   libpdflib804
> >   libpaw1
> >   libmathlib1
> >   libluminate3
> >   libisajet758
> >   libherwig59
> >   libgeant1
> >   libcojets1
> >   lapack99
> >   lapack
> >   illuminator-demo
> >   ghemical
> >   blas-test
> >
> >
> > Take care,
> >
> >> --
> >> Joshua Baker-LePain
> >> Department of Biomedical Engi
> 
> 
> 

-- 
Camm Maguire			     			camm at enhanced.com
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