VTK/Futures/Math Library

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Motivation

A recent discussion on the vtk-developers mailing list (continued here) described the need for a standard maths/vectors package for VTK.

This page captures the motivation, requirements and evaluation of candidates.

Requirements

  • Licensing requirements
  • Technical requirements
  • Performance requirement
  • Portability requirements
  • VTK-compatibility requirements
  • Other Requirements

Candidates

eigen2

Intel Math Kernel Library

AMD's core math library

GOTO BLAS

Automatically Tuned Linear Algebra Software (ATLAS)

The Matrix Template Library

Evaluation