[SciPy-user] Parallel linear solver.

Nils Wagner nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart...
Thu Jul 24 10:48:24 CDT 2008

On Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:31:53 -0400
  "Frank Lagor" <dfranci@seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> Yes, there will be a new release of PETSc soon (I just 
>asked one fo the
> developers), but they don't know exactly how long it 
>will be. The  2.3.3
> release of PETSc is still current.  They use patches for 
>a lot of their
> small changes.  For example, just a two months ago or 
>so, I downloaded a
> version that was 2.3.3-p8.  The current patched version 
>is 2.3.3-p13.  It is
> still very active, and in my opinion, major releases are 
>not a good thing,
> because it may end up affecting your code.  Actually, I 
>think this is
> probably why you asked (so you could wait until a new 
>release so you
> wouldn't have to worry about code changes for a while).
> Hope this help,

Thank you very much for your prompt. So far I have used
serial programs solely.
How do I benefit from parallel code in python ?
I mean what are the minimal requirements to run codes in 
parallel (hardware/software) ?
What software packages are needed to configure petsc in 
that context ?


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