- One way is based on user-managed threads in the program and further distribution of the operations over the threads based on data decomposition, domain decomposition, control decomposition, or some other parallelizing technique. Each thread can use any of thefunctions (except for the deprecatedIntel® MKL?laconLAPACK routine) because the library has been designed to be thread-safe.
- Another method is to use the FFT and BLAS level 3 routines. They have been parallelized and require no alterations of your application to gain the performance enhancements of multiprocessing. Performance using multiple processors on the level 3 BLAS shows excellent scaling. Since the threads are called and managed within the library, the application does not need to be recompiled thread-safe.
- Yet another method is to use tuned LAPACK routines. Currently these include the single- and double precision flavors of routines for QR factorization of general matrices, triangular factorization of general and symmetric positive-definite matrices, solving systems of equations with such matrices, as well as solving symmetric eigenvalue problems.
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