[Beowulf] Re: Redmond is at it, again
Per R M Lindström
Per.Lindstrom at me.chalmers.se
Sun Jun 13 06:28:17 EDT 2004
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.
> 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
>> 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
> Take care,
>> Joshua Baker-LePain
>> Department of Biomedical Engi
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