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You can choose between an implementation based on MPI or PVM. This package uses PVM.
There are packages for the shared libraries, for the static libraries and the development files and for test programs (this one).
Most users do not need to install this package directly because it is used as a high level driver for the communication in the ScaLAPACK packages. Therefore, it is installed when installing ScaLAPACK. ScaLAPACK is a parallel version of LAPACK and is used on Beowulf type clusters.
blacs-pvm (1.1-20) unstable; urgency=low * Bumped standards version to 3.8.4. No changes were needed. * debian/control: blacs-pvm-test was depending on a non existent package (blacsgf-test-common). Such an error has been corrected updating the Depends field with the name of the existent package, in this case blacs-test-common. -- Muammar El Khatib <email@example.com> Wed, more»
This package was debianized by Philipp Frauenfelder <firstname.lastname@example.org> on Sat, 24 Apr 1999 09:42:50 +0200 The current Debian maintainer is Muammar El Khatib <email@example.com> It was downloaded from: http://www.netlib.org/blacs/ Susan Blackford <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Yes, the "legal use" of the BLACS is exactly the same as for ScaLAPACK. Freely-available software. Public domain or more»