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Re: Intent to create Linux BLAS


> What it a BLAS? Could tell us a bit more about it?

BLAS means "Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines".

Many numerical subroutines depend on the BLAS libs. It is therefore
rather important to have a high performant, optimized implementation
of BLAS available.

The BLAS routines are divided into three levels (vector/vector
rotines, matrix/vector routines and matrix/matrix routines).

Some benchmarks are based on famous BLAS routines, e.g. on
DGEMM (Double precision GEneral MAtrix Multiply).

Atlas is a "self-optimizing" implementation of the BLAS libs.

Kind regards, Thomas

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