Robert van de Geijn

Robert van de Geijn is a Professor in the Department in Computer Science and the Texas Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Using PLAPACK: Parallel Linear Algebra Package

    Using PLAPACK: Parallel Linear Algebra Package

    Robert van de Geijn

    This book is a comprehensive introduction to all the components of a high-performance parallel linear algebra library, as well as a guide to the PLAPACK infrastructure.

    PLAPACK is a library infrastructure for the parallel implementation of linear algebra algorithms and applications on distributed memory supercomputers such as the Intel Paragon, IBM SP2, Cray T3D/T3E, SGI PowerChallenge, and Convex Exemplar. This infrastructure allows library developers, scientists, and engineers to exploit a natural approach to encoding so-called blocked algorithms, which achieve high performance by operating on submatrices and subvectors. This feature, as well as the use of an alternative, more application-centric approach to data distribution, sets PLAPACK apart from other parallel linear algebra libraries, allowing for strong performance and significanltly less programming by the user. This book is a comprehensive introduction to all the components of a high-performance parallel linear algebra library, as well as a guide to the PLAPACK infrastructure. Scientific and Engineering Computation series

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