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PINEAPL (Parallel Industrial NumErical Applications and Portable Libraries) library has been developed in the HPCN Fourth Framework project. One of the main goals of the project is to increase the suitability of the existing NAG Parallel Library for dealing with computationally intensive industrial applications by appropriately extending the range of library routines. Additionally, several industrial applications are being ported onto parallel computers within the PINEAPL project by replacing sequential code sections with calls to appropriate parallel library routines. Consequently, the coverage of the PINEAPL Library is to a large extent driven by the demands of the end-user applications with the project and focuses on three major numerical areas:

  • Sparse Linear Algebra,
  • Fast Fourier Transforms, and
  • Non-Linear Optimization.
Additional utility routines for data distribution, input/output and process management purposes shield users to a large extent from having to deal explicitly with the message-passing system - which may be either MPI or PVM - on which the library is based.

Current Version:   Release 1

License Type:   The use of the library is initially free for a trial period, but is subject to a signed collaboration agreement.

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Not completely, see Home Site for detail

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

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UNIX (yes, MPI or PVM versions on Linux is available)

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