Scientific computing


#1

Hi,

What about lapack, scalapack, blas, and other basic libraries needed for computations?

I am concerned about compiling and running quantum mechanical software (gfortran, gcc, g++, etc), is it possible to test somehow before ordering? Or there is a return policy?

Sorry for weird questions and thanks in advance!


#2

Lapack, scalapack, blas, gcc, g++, and gfortran are all available.

PureOS deviated very little from Debian, so if you can find it in Debian (and it’s free/open source), then chances are you can find it in PureOS.

Just note that PureOS does NOT support 32-bit architecture.

Though aside from some smaller analysis, I wouldn’t expect you to be doing a whole lot on your laptop anyway. Most of that sort of things tends to happen on clusters, no? That’s how it is for my branch of particle physics anyway.


#3

Hi Taylor,

Thanks for the reply.
Yes, main calculation are supposed to be done on clusters/supercomputers, but before going there I do lots of small things locally.

Good to know opinion and experience of a particle physicist :slight_smile:


#4

Available packages can be seen here:
https://software.pureos.net/