The HPL software distribution comes with a set of text files explaining
how to install, run and tune the software. These files reside in the top
level directory and their names are in upper case. To a large extent,
this page reproduces them. In addition, man- and HTML-pages are provided
for every routine in the package. To access the man pages, one must add
hpl/man to its MANPATH environment variable. The HTML pages can be
accessed on this site, or by pointing your browser to your local hpl/www
directory. Finally, the source code has been heavily documented. Despite
all the other documentation efforts, the source code remains the most
trustworthy and truthful piece of information about what goes on in HPL.
HPL Functions HTML Pages
Computational Kernels Wrappers When calling the Fortran
77 BLAS interface, these C functions allow to confine the C to Fortran
77 interface issues to a small subset of routines.
Grid Management Most of these routines have a direct
MPI equivalent. On new systems, when the entire MPI functionality is
not yet readily available, these functions are particularly convenient
since they rely on a mininal subset of the MPI standard.