In this 30 minute live webinar, we will discuss the SLATE Project. SLATE is to provide fundamental dense linear algebra capabilities for today’s high-performance computing (HPC) community. To this end, SLATE will provide basic dense matrix operations (e.g., matrix multiplication, rank-k update, triangular solve), linear systems solvers, least square solvers, singular value and eigenvalue solvers.
The ultimate objective of SLATE is to replace the Scalable Linear Algebra PACKage (ScaLAPACK) library, which has become the industry standard for dense linear algebra operations in distributed memory environments. However, after two decades of operation, ScaLAPACK is past the end of its lifecycle and overdue for a replacement, as it can hardly be retrofitted to support hardware accelerators, which are an integral part of today’s HPC hardware infrastructure.