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Achieving High Performance with ScaLAPACK


ScaLAPACK achieves high performance on distributed memory computers, such as the SP2, T3D, T3E, and Paragon. ScaLAPACK can also achieve high performance on some networks of workstations    .

Distributed memory computers   are intended to be used primarily to run parallel programs. They typically include an efficient message-passing system, a one-to-one mapping of processes to processors, a gang scheduler  and a well-connected communications network. Networks of workstations may be designed primarily for use as individual workstations and may not have all of these important features.

Susan Blackford
Tue May 13 09:21:01 EDT 1997