NAG Parallel Library, Release 3


Fujitsu SPARC64 VI/VII, Solaris10, Fujitsu Fortran

Installer's Note


1. Introduction

This document is essential reading for whoever is responsible for the installation of the NAG Parallel Library implementation specified in the title. The installer will be supplied with a printed copy of this document. Both this (doc/in.html) and the Users' Note (doc/un.html) are supplied on the distribution medium.

Whenever the NAG Parallel Library has been supplied in compiled form, that form is considered to be the standard library file. The use of all supplied software must be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Software Licence signed by NAG and each site. Any request to use NAG software on a computer other than the one licensed must be referred to NAG (see Section 6).

2. Implementation Provided

2.1. Applicability

This implementation is a compiled, tested, ready-to-use version of the NAG Parallel Library that is considered suitable for operation on the computer systems detailed below:

hardware:          Fujitsu SPARC64 VI/VII
operating system:  Solaris10 
Fortran compiler:  Fujitsu Fortran Version 8.0 and compatible
C compiler:        Fujitsu C Compiler  Version 5.7 and compatible
MPI:               Fujitsu MPI-2 version 7.0 and compatible 
ScaLAPACK:         Fujitsu ScaLAPACK version 6.0 and compatible
BLAS/LAPACK:       Fujitsu SSL2 version 6.0 and compatible

For information about implementations of the NAG Parallel Library for use on other computer systems please contact NAG.

2.2. Derivation

This implementation was produced at Fujitsu Technical Computing Facility, Paris, France on the computing system detailed below:

hardware:                  Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER 850
operating system:          Solaris10
Fortran compiler:          Fujitsu Fortran Version 8.0
compiler options:          -KSPARC64VII -KV9FMADD -X9 -fw -Kthreadsafe -linkmpi_FCCmt
C compiler:                Fujitsu C Compiler  Version 5.7
compiler options:          -KSPARC64VII -KV9FMADD -fw -Kthreadsafe -linkmpi_FCCmt
MPI:                       Fujitsu MPI-2 version 7.0 (FJSVmpi2)
ScaLAPACK:                 Fujitsu ScaLAPACK version 6.0 (FJSVscapk)
BLAS/LAPACK:               Fujitsu SSL2 version 6.0 (FJSVssl2)

The entire NAG Parallel Library, Release 3, was compiled with full optimization (-Kfast).

This version of the Library has been tested only in conjunction with Fujitsu's ScaLAPACK and BLAS/LAPACK packages.

3. Distribution Medium

3.1. Recording Details

The implementation is distributed in tar format on CD-ROM, unless otherwise indicated on the medium and accompanying despatch note.

For further details, refer to other documentation supplied or contact NAG (see Section 6).

3.2. Contents

The following shows the directory/file organization of the materials as they will be installed.
                      |-- in.html
            |-- doc --|-- un.html
            |-- libnagmpi.a
            |-- libnagmpisup.a
fdfsv03dn --|
            |              |-- source ---|-- *e.f
            |-- examples --|-- data -----|-- *e.d
            |              |-- results --|-- *e.r
            |-- scripts ---|-- *

3.3. File Sizes

The files require approximately the following disk space:
compiled libraries, libnagmpi.a:     8.5 Mb
                    libnagmpisup.a:  1.0 Mb
example program material:            0.8 Mb
documentation files:                24.0 kb

4. Library Installation

4.1. Installation

To install all material, use the Unix tar utility, e.g.

tar xvf /cdrom/fd03.tar
(assuming the CD-ROM has been mounted as /cdrom).

Links to the object libraries libnagmpi.a and libnagmpisup.a should be placed in a directory, such as /usr/lib/sparcv9, in the default search path of the linker so that linkage is convenient.

The script nagmpiexample is intended to provide users with a simple means of access to the example material. It will require some minor edits to reflect the local installation and should be placed in a directory, such as /usr/local/bin, which is on users' execution search paths.

4.2. Checking Accessibility

The installation may be tested by using the script nagmpiexample (when logged in as a normal user). The script will copy an example program and its data, compile it, link it with the libraries and run it.

For example, give the command

nagmpiexample f04ebfp
to run the F04EBFP example program. If the parallel execution environment is not available interactively, the nagmpiexample script can be invoked instead inside a batch job script. It is important that the environment variable PATH should include
and LD_LIBRARY_PATH_64 should include
so that compilation, linking and parallel execution can all complete successfully.

4.3. Release to Users

The Users' Note (doc/un.html) should be checked and amended as necessary (particularly Section 2.2). It can then be made available to users directly, or be absorbed into local access information.

The following material should also be made accessible to users:

other library documentation (see Section 5)

compiled libraries:

example program material:

Making the supplied example material directly available to users provides them with easily adaptable templates for their own problems.

4.4. Maintenance Level

The maintenance level of the supplied library can be determined by writing a simple program to call A00AAFP, which prints out details of the implementation, including title and product code, precision used, release, maintenance level and the underlying message passing mechanism (MPI in this case).

5. Documentation

On-line documentation is provided, in PDF form, with this implementation. Please see the Readme file on the distribution medium for further information.

6. Support from NAG

(a) Contact with NAG

Queries concerning this document or the implementation generally should be directed initially to your local Advisory Service. If you have difficulty in making contact locally, you can contact NAG directly at one of the addresses given in the Appendix.

(b) NAG Response Centres

The NAG Response Centres are available for general enquiries from all users and also for technical queries from sites with an annually licensed product or support service.

The Response Centres are open during office hours, but contact is possible by fax, email and phone (answering machine) at all times.

When contacting a Response Centre please quote your NAG site reference and NAG product code (in this case FDFSV03DN).

(c) NAG Websites

The NAG websites are an information service providing items of interest to users and prospective users of NAG products and services. The information is reviewed and updated regularly and includes implementation availability, descriptions of products, downloadable software, product documentation and technical reports. The NAG websites can be accessed at

or (in North America)

or (in Japan)

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Many factors influence the way NAG's products and services evolve and your ideas are invaluable in helping us to ensure that we meet your needs. If you would like to contribute to this process we would be delighted to receive your comments. Please contact your local NAG Response Centre (shown below).

Appendix - Contact Addresses

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Tel: +44 (0)1865 511245                 Tel: +44 (0)1865 311744
Fax: +44 (0)1865 310139                 Fax: +44 (0)1865 310139

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USA                                     email:

Tel: +1 630 971 2337                    Tel: +1 630 971 2337
Fax: +1 630 971 2706                    Fax: +1 630 971 2706

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Tel: +81 (0)3 5542 6311
Fax: +81 (0)3 5542 6312