What are the "serious" libraries?

Joe Nelson joe at begriffs.com
Mon Apr 6 23:28:24 UTC 2020


Eric Bavier wrote:
> With respect to this conversation it might be worth noting that BLAS
> is a standard with many different implementations.

While I was reading more about this, I found an interesting story of a
single guy -- kind of an outsider to high performance computing -- whose
implementation of BLAS outperformed a whole team and their automated
code generator called Atlas.

https://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/28/technology/writing-the-fastest-code-by-hand-for-fun-a-human-computer-keeps.html

The NY Times missed the opportunity for the headline, "Goto considered
helpful" though. ;)


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