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Achieving High Performance on a Network of Workstations


If a network meets the following guidelines, ScaLAPACK will perform well on it (see section 5.1.1). If a network of workstations does not meet one or more of these guidelines, read the rest of this chapter for more information.

Vendor specifications and actual performance often differ considerably, especially in communication latency and bandwidth. Users should make sure that they are using the most efficient BLAS and BLACS available on their system.

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