[Numpy-discussion] Use OpenBLAS for the binary releases?

Henry Gomersall heng@cantab....
Wed Nov 21 04:16:29 CST 2012


On Wed, 2012-11-21 at 00:44 +0000, David Cournapeau wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 8:52 PM, Henry Gomersall <heng@cantab.net>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-11-20 at 20:35 +0100, Dag Sverre Seljebotn wrote:
> >> Is there a specific reason it *has* to happen at compile-time? I'd
> >> think
> >> one could do something like just shipping a lot of separate Python
> >> extensions which are really just the same module linked with
> >> different
> >> versions of the library, and then
> >>
> >> if cpu_is_nehalem:
> >>      import blas_nehalem as blas
> >> elif ...
> >>
> >> I'm asking a question about whether this would work in principle, I
> >> realize it would perhaps not fit that well in the current NumPy
> >> codebase.
> >
> > I was wondering this in the context of a previous discussion. Could
> we
> > not have an autotune module, that just runs a load of test scripts
> and
> > picks the best library to link against?
> 
> You can't easily relink at install time, so what you want is pick up
> the best library at runtime. It is more or less impossible to do this
> in a portable way (e.g. there is no solution that I know of on windows
> < windows 2008, short of requiring to install some dlls with admin
> privileges). 

I meant it as Dag did, at install time ;)



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