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Installation Procedure

Installing, testing, and timing ScaLAPACK involves the following steps:

  1. Gunzip and tar the file scalapack.tgz.

  2. Edit the include file, specifying the location of the MPI or PVM library, the BLACS library, and the BLAS library.

  3. Edit the top-level Makefile, and type make.

  4. Run the Test Suite(s).

If failures are encountered during any phase of the installation or testing process, please first refer to the FAQ and Errata files for information

and if that does not resolve the problem, please contact the developers at


Susan Blackford 2001-08-12