[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.

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
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