SPARSKIT-CCA: A suite of sparse matrix computations as components of Common Component Architecture
SPARSKIT, developed in the 90s by Yousef Saad at the University of Minnesota, is a basic toolkit for sequential sparse matrix computations and is widely used in scientific community. Written in Fortran 77 and having a cumbersome interface, it is considered, a legacy code. Our objective is to enable its wider usage in modern applications and to facilitate further development of SPARSKIT. By applying an object-oriented style of design, we have created a package that can be accessed by many different object-oriented programming languages. There is also the possibility of writing extensions in these languages. The interoperability problem has been addressed using Babel tool from LLNL, which enables the specification of SPARSKIT interfaces in an Interface Definition Language called SIDL. The component interfaces (called Ports) are defined according to Common Component Architecture (CCA) specification.
The work is supported by the Department of Energy.
- Masha Sosonkina, Scientist, Ames Laboratory
- Dane Coffey, student, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University
Papers and Presentations
- M. Sosonkina, F. Liu, and R. Bramley, Usability levels sparse linear algebra components, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 20 (2008), pages 1439--1454.
- J. Jones, L.Liu, and M. Sosonkina Granularity of Component Interfaces for Iterative Linear Algebra, HPC-GECO/CompFrame 2006 Workshop, June 19-20, Paris, France, 2006.
- J. Jones, M. Sosonkina, and Y. Saad Component-based iterative methods for sparse linear systems, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 19 (2007), pages 625--635.
- J. Jones and M. Sosonkina SPARSKIT CCA Component, Compframe 2005 Workshop, June 22-23, Atlanta GA, 2005.
Downloads and links
- SPARSKIT CCA Toolkit (Version 2.1), a collection of CCA components created using the BOCCA tool.
- SPARSKIT CCA Toolkit (Version 1.0), a collection of CCA components created in accordance with the CCA Toolkit specifications.
- Original SPARSKIT at the University of Minnesota
- Extension of the ITSOL module in the SPARSKIT package.
Last Modified: July 22, 2008.