ICL Research Profile



Basic ALgebra LIbraries for Sustainable Technology with Interdisciplinary Collaboration (BALLISTIC) is an NSF-funded effort to create new software components capable of running at every level of the hardware pyramid by delivering seamless access to the most up-to-date algorithms, numerics, and performance via familiar Linear Algebra PACKage (LAPACK) and Scalable Linear Algebra PACKage (ScaLAPACK) interfaces; by making advanced algorithms, numerics, and performance capabilities available through new interface extensions; and by providing a well-engineered conduit for channeling new developments to science and engineering applications that depend on high-performance high-quality linear algebra libraries.

Scientific software libraries have long provided a large and growing resource for high-quality, reusable software components upon which applications from science and engineering can be rapidly constructed. The BALLISTIC project, through the leading-edge research it channels into its software deliverables, will lead to the introduction of tools that will simplify the transition to the next generation of extreme-scale computer architectures. The main impact of the project is to develop, release, verify, and deploy software into the scientific community to make it competitive on a world-wide scale and to contribute to the widely used standardization efforts.

Find out more at https://icl.utk.edu/ballistic

In Collaboration With

  1. University of California Berkeley
  2. University of Colorado Denver

Sponsored by

  1. National Science Foundation