Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 16:04:08 CET 2012

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 6:06 AM, Scott Raynaud <scott.raynaud at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I'm setting up an Ubuntu virtual machine that will use 4-Intel Xeon CPU x5650.
> I'd like to compile R with a BLAS but the question is whcih one.  Seems
> like the only free ones are GotoBLAS which I'm not sure is being maintained
> for newer CPUs and OpenBLAS for Loongson CPUs.  I saw a favorable report
> on OpenBLAS (http://www.rochester.edu/college/gradstudents/jolmsted/files/computing/BLAS_Comparison.pdf),
> but I'm not sure it's the right thing for my CPUs.  The webpage for OpenBLAS
> says, "On X86 box, compile this library for loongson3a CPU."  Any opinions
> on whether this will work?  If not, any suggestions on another free BLAS?

I've been using ATLAS (http://math-atlas.sourceforge.net/) with good success.


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