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Re: Intent to create Linux BLAS

On Wed, Dec 01, 1999 at 10:11:16PM -0600, Douglas Bates wrote:
> Andreas Kabel <andreas.kabel@SLAC.Stanford.EDU> (implicitly) writes:
>   ITP Linux BLAS
> Would this be different from the libblas.so already included with the
> lapack package?
> $ dpkg -S /usr/lib/libblas.so.2.0.1 
> lapack: /usr/lib/libblas.so.2.0.1
blas is in its own package in potato.

> It seems that atlas (Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra System) 
> 		     http://www.netlib.org/atlas/
> might be a more interesting thing to package.  There could be some
> difficult challenges involved in packaging this because it needs to be
> optimized for each generation of a processor (e.g. P5 vs P5MMX vs Ppro
> vs PII) and Debian packages are for processor families (e.g. i386).
Atlas is also packaged in potato. It was decided to have both packages
since some people may want a generic blas implementation while others
may want to use the atlas package to create a version of blas optimized
for their machine.

James (Jay) Treacy

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