LA library: C++ interface to BLAS, LAPACK and CUBLAS linear algebra libraries


Now (since release 0.6) supporting NVIDIA CUDA GPU computing in double precision (NVidia Tesla Fermi) by a transparent interface to CUBLAS.


Next release to come soon: Interface to CUSPARSE for GPU computing on sparse matrices


Provides also a general (sparse) matrix diagonalization, linear solver, and exponentiation templates

This software provides a C++ vector and matrix class with an interface to BLAS and LAPACK linear algebra libraries and a few additional features. Templates (including some simple template metaprogramming) are employed in order to achieve generic applicability of the algorithms (generic programming). In particular, iterative methods suitable for sparse matrices (Davidson diagonalization [modified Lanczos diagonalization algorithm], linear solvers, matrix exponential) can be applied to your custom matrix class, which does not need to provide any explicit storage of the matrix elements (only matrix times vector operation has to be implemented). (In quantum chemistry, a particular application of this technique is called direct-CI.) The library implements reference counting to avoid overhead when copying matrices and passing them by value; on the other hand it does NOT optimize matrix expressions by late evaluation etc.
The GPU computing is supported in a transparent way; the same code can work on matrix and vector objects both in CPU or in GPU memory; memory location of operands is inherited by the results to avoid unnecessary CPU-GPU memory transfers.

Documentation (not complete yet) to the most recent version of the LA library, as generated by Doxygen, is available here in HTML format and here in PDF format.

Version 0.7 released on Oct. 27, 2014 minor bugfixes and support of SVD of complex matrices
Version 0.6 released on Sept. 8, 2010 adds GPU computing support via CUBLAS, brings Doxygen documentation, some bugfixes and minor improvements.
Version 0.5 released on Nov. 13, 2009 encloses the library in namespace "LA", contains a new class for sparse symmetric matrices, some bugfixes and an improved configure script.
Version 0.4 released on Oct. 7, 2009 employs GNU autoconf/automake for a more user-friendly installation.
Version 0.3 released on Sept. 13, 2009 contains minor bugfixes and improvements again.
Version 0.2 contains minor bugfixes and improvements and has been checked to work with gcc-4.3.2.
Version 0.1 is an initial release, use it at your own risc. The library has already been in use, but not every function/method has been thoroughly tested. Only a very limited subset of LAPACK routines is presently interfaced, the selection was determined solely by the needs of our research in quantum chemistry.
I will appreciate your bugfixes, enhancements, suggestions and comments.
Jiri Pittner

This software is distributed under the Gnu General Public License (v3).

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