[Numpy-discussion] Use OpenBLAS for the binary releases?

Frédéric Bastien nouiz at nouiz.org
Mon Nov 19 12:30:02 EST 2012


it was mainly developed by one person and he left for Intel. They
relicensed GotoBLAS to BSD 3 clauses and some Chinese people forked it to
OpenBLAS. There was another fork, but I didn't got news of it. Maybe I just
missed the news.


On Mon, Nov 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM, Daniele Nicolodi <daniele at grinta.net>wrote:

> On 19/11/2012 18:12, Sturla Molden wrote:
> > I think NumPy and SciPy should consider to use OpenBLAS (a fork of
> > GotoBLAS2) instead of ATLAS or f2c'd Netlib BLAS for the binary releases.
> ...
> > * Funded and developed for use in major Chinese HPC projects. Actively
> > maintained. (GotoBLAS2 is abandonware.)
> Hello Sturla,
> do you know why GotoBLAS2 is not worked on anymore? It looked like a
> project with serious university backing and its web page does not
> reflect the fact that it has been discontinued by its authors.
> Thanks.
> Cheers,
> Daniele
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