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datatype used to represent 'int' parameters to BLAS/LAPACK functions.


Usually this is the same as PetscInt, but if PETSc was built with --with-64-bit-indices but standard C/Fortran integers are 32 bit then this is NOT the same as PetscInt it remains 32 bit (except on very rare BLAS/LAPACK implementations that support 64 bit integers see the notes below).

PetscErrorCode PetscBLASIntCast(a,&b) checks if the given PetscInt a will fit in a PetscBLASInt, if not it generates a PETSC_ERR_ARG_OUTOFRANGE error

Installation Notes

./configure automatically determines the size of the integers used by BLAS/LAPACK except when --with-batch is used in that situation one must know (by some other means) if the integers used by BLAS/LAPACK are 64 bit and if so pass the flag --known-64-bit-blas-indice

MATLAB ships with BLAS and LAPACK that use 64 bit integers, for example if you run ./configure with, the option --with-blaslapack-lib=[/Applications/,/Applications/]

MKL ships with both 32 and 64 bit integer versions of the BLAS and LAPACK. If you pass the flag -with-64-bit-blas-indices PETSc will link against the 64 bit version, otherwise it use the 32 bit version

OpenBLAS can be built to use 64 bit integers. The ./configure options --download-openblas -with-64-bit-blas-indices will build a 64 bit integer version

External packages such as hypre, ML, SuperLU etc do not provide any support for passing 64 bit integers to BLAS/LAPACK so cannot be used with PETSc when PETSc links against 64 bit integer BLAS/LAPACK. ./configure will generate an error if you attempt to link PETSc against any of these external libraries while using 64 bit integer BLAS/LAPACK.

See Also

PetscMPIInt, PetscInt, PetscBLASIntCast()




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