[Haskell-cafe] [GSoC] A data parallel physics engine

Roman Cheplyaka roma at ro-che.info
Thu Mar 13 02:08:06 EDT 2008

* Manuel M T Chakravarty <chak at cse.unsw.edu.au> [2008-03-13 12:30:40+1100]
>> Indeed, a matrix library would be really nice.  Before getting serious
>> about this, please take a very close look at how PETSc
>> (http://www-unix.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/) handles matrices.  The  
>> abstraction
>> is very important because most large matrices of interest are sparse  
>> or
>> have some symmetry that makes them asymptotically cheaper to apply  
>> (like
>> with an FFT, FMM, or tensor product).
> In my experience, it is a lot harder to get somebody who is motivated to 
> write a general-purpose library than getting somebody who is motivated to 
> write an application, which you can run and show to people at the end.  

You're absolutely right from my (i.e. student's) point of view :)

Roman I. Cheplyaka :: http://ro-che.info/
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