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Icon The Parallel Iterative Methods (PIM) is a collection of Fortran 77 routines designed to solve systems of linear equations (SLEs) on parallel computers using a variety of iterative methods. PIM offers a number of iterative methods and uses PVM and MPI for message passing.

Current Version:   2.2

License Type:   Free and copyrighted

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Source Code Availability: Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package: No
  • RedHat RPM Package: No
  • Other Packages: No

Targeted Platforms:

networks of workstations using message-passing systems PVM 3 or MPI (Linux, eg.), SGI Challenge, Kendall Square Research KSR1, Cray Y-MP2E/232, Cray C9016E, Cray T3D, Intel Paragon XP/S, Intel iPSC/860, IBM 9070 SP/1, TMC CM-5.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Fortran 77 compiler, BLAS levels 1 and 2 routines (from Netlib).

Other Links: (University of Hamburg FTP server) (HENSA at the University of Kent at Canterbury:)

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