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Performance, Portability and Scalability


How can we provide portable  software for dense linear algebra computations that is efficient on a wide range of modern distributed-memory computers? Answering this question -- and providing the appropriate software -- has been an objective of the ScaLAPACK project.

The ScaLAPACK software has been designed specifically to achieve high efficiency for a wide range of modern distributed-memory computers. Examples of such computers include the Cray T3D and T3E computers, the IBM Scalable POWERparallel SP series, the Intel iPSC and Paragon computers, the nCube-2/3 computer, networks and clusters of workstations (NoWs  and CoWs ), and ``piles'' of PCs (PoPCs) .

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