[petsc-users] PaStiX is not included in Cray's PETSc module

Barry Smith bsmith at mcs.anl.gov
Sun Oct 30 20:47:02 CDT 2011

   You can install petsc-dev on the system yourself and use whatever solver you chose.


On Oct 30, 2011, at 8:43 PM, Xiangdong Liang wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I am trying to solve linear system with sparse-direct solver on Kraken
> Cray XT5 system. As I tested on our own small cluster, PaStiX works
> better than superlu_dist and mumps.
> However, PaStix was not installed on Kraken, while superlu_dist and
> mumps are installed as part of PETSc. I contact Kraken user support
> and was told the PETSc library was built by Cray and specially
> optimized for its structure. Do you happen to know the reason that
> PaStiX was not included in Cray's PETSc module? Thanks.
> Best,
> Xiangdong

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