Programming with Big Data -- Scalable Linear Algebra Packages

Utilizing scalable linear algebra packages mainly including 'BLACS', 'PBLAS', and 'ScaLAPACK' in double precision via 'pbdMPI' based on 'ScaLAPACK' version 2.0.2.

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pbdSLAP provides scalable linear algebra packages including BLACS, PBLAS, and ScaLAPACK via pbdMPI based on ScaLAPACK version 2.0.2.


pbdSLAP requires

  • R version 2.14.0 or higher with pbdMPI installed.
  • SUN HPC 8.2.1 (OpenMPI) for Solaris.
  • OpenMPI for Linux.
  • OpenMPI for Mac OS X.
  • MS-MPI for Windows.

For installing pbdSLAP,

  • see "INSTALL" for Solaris, Linux and Mac OS.
  • see "*" for Windows.

More information about pbdSLAP can be found in

  1. pbdSLAP vignette at pbdSLAP/inst/doc/pbdSLAP-guide.pdf.


pbdSLAP is authored and maintained by the pbdR core team:

  • Wei-Chen Chen
  • Drew Schmidt
  • George Ostrouchov
  • Pragneshkumar Patel

With additional contributions from:

  • Brian Ripley (Solaris & Mac)

For copyrights on the shipped ScaLAPACK code, see pbdSLAP/inst/ScaLAPACK_LICENSE.txt.


Reference manual

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0.3-1 by Wei-Chen Chen, 4 months ago

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Authors: Wei-Chen Chen [aut, cre] , Drew Schmidt [aut] , George Ostrouchov [aut] , Pragneshkumar Patel [aut] , Brian Ripley [ctb] (Solaris & Mac)

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: High-Performance and Parallel Computing with R

Mozilla Public License 2.0 license

Depends on methods, rlecuyer, pbdMPI

System requirements: 'OpenMPI' (>= 1.5.4) on Solaris, Linux, Mac, and FreeBSD. 'MS-MPI' (Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package) on Windows.

Imported by pbdBASE.

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