ICL Research Profile



The main goal of the NSF funded project on Sustained Innovation for Linear Algebra Software (SILAS) is to update two of the most widely used numerical libraries in the history of Computational Science and Engineering—LAPACK and ScaLAPACK—for the ongoing revolution in processor architecture and system design. Working with partners at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Colorado, Denver, ICL is using SILAS to enhance and harden these essential libraries in order to prepare them for the kind of extreme scale systems and applications that are now coming online.

SILAS is organized around three complementary objectives: 1) Wherever possible, SILAS delivers seamless access to the most up-to-date algorithms, numerical implementations, and performance, by way of the familiar Sca/LAPACK programming interface; 2) Wherever necessary, SILAS makes advanced algorithms, numerical implementations and performance capabilities available through new interface extensions; and 3) SILAS provides a well-engineered conduit through which new discoveries at the frontiers of research in these areas can be channeled as quickly as possible to all the application communities.

Sponsored by

  1. National Science Foundation