PETSc (Portable, Extensible Toolkit for Scientific Computation), pronounced PET-see (the S is silent), is a suite of data structures and routines for the scalable (parallel) solution of scientific applications modeled by partial differential equations. It employs the MPI standard for all message-passing communication.

Versions and Availability

Module Names for petsc on smic
Machine Version Module Name
smic 3.5.0-real petsc/3.5.0-real/INTEL-140-MVAPICH2-2.0
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  • The compilation of PETSc codes is deeply related to other packages, such as LAPACK/BLAS and MPI implementations (OpenMPI, MVAPICH or MPICH). All these related packages were associated with PETSc based on the same version of compiler when we installed PETSc on a specific HPC machine. Therefore it is not easy to write a single line for compiling PETSc codes. We highly recommend users go through a few exercises (provided by the PETSc official website) on an HPC machine, then copy the makefile of a provided example to their own directory and edit as needed for their application.


Last modified: November 12 2014 09:49:09.