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Building a BeagleBone Black Super Cluster

By : Andreas J Reichel
Book Image

Building a BeagleBone Black Super Cluster

By: Andreas J Reichel

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Building a BeagleBone Black Super Cluster
About the Author
About the Reviewers

SLEPc – a library for Eigenvalue problems

SLEPc stands for Scalable Library for Eigenvalue Problem Computations. With this library, it is possible to solve Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. These problems are infamous in quantum mechanics. Before we go a little into details, we will download, configure, and compile the SLEPc extension library.

Downloading and configuring SLEPc

Download Version 3.4.4 from


SLEPc and PETSc must match in their main and first subversions. So, 3.4.4 and 3.4.1 are fine, and 3.5 and 3.1 will probably not work.

To install SLEPc, extract the archive with the following command:

tar –xf petsc-3.4.4.tar.gz

Go to the petsc-3.4.4 subdirectory and type the following:

export PETSC_DIR=/var/mpishare/petsc-3.4.1
export PETSC_ARCH=arm-shared
export SLEPC_DIR=/var/mpishare/slepc-3.4.4

This takes only a minute.


In order to install SLEPc, PETSc must already be compiled!

The configure script will finish with the following...