Accession Number : ADA308463

Title :   A Scalable Parallel Library for Numerical Linear Algebra.

Descriptive Note : Final progress rept. 15 Aug 91-14 Dec 95,

Corporate Author : TENNESSEE UNIV KNOXVILLE DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Dongarra, Jack J.

PDF Url : ADA308463

Report Date : 01 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : This report details the main technical results of the research project 'A scalable parallel library for numerical linear algebra,' and constitutes the final report for this project. The research led to the development of a substantial body of software, both in the area of parallel linear algebra, and in infrastructure for building parallel libraries. The main parallel software libraries produced were ScaLAPACK for dense linear algebra, ARPACK for large-scale eigenproblems, and CAPSS for solving sparse linear systems. The project also played a central role in initiating and supporting the creation of the MPT message passing interface. In addition, the project has promoted the use of software templates as building blocks for iterative methods, and project personnel have co-authored a book on this subject.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, *LIBRARIES, *LINEAR ALGEBRA, LINEAR SYSTEMS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, SCALING FACTOR, HIGH DENSITY, PERSONNEL, PARALLEL ORIENTATION, ITERATIONS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Numerical Mathematics
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE