Gentoo Archives: gentoo-ppc-user

From: Jean-Francis Roy <jeanfrancisroy@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-ppc-user] IBM Cell SDK on PS3
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 04:37:15

My name is Jean-Francis Roy and I've got Gentoo up-and-running on a Sony

I plan to use it to do scientific calculus using the libraries given on the
IBM Cell SDK, but I run into problems using them. My questions are:

- Is anybody providing ebuilds for them? I found a bug report about those
but it was close with a wontfix resolution. I emailed the originator of the
bug and he said he switched to another distribution that provided those
- Have anybody got libraries like BLAS and LAPACK up-and-running with the
bindings to other languages? I succeded in binding BLAS to GSL (GNU
Scientific Library) but I get no chance with numpy (Python), multiplying big
matrices give me an error message from the ALF library, saying that
"alf_task_create" returned an error. I can't find out what is the problem...

Thanks a lot for you time!

Jean-Francis Roy
Laval University Grad Student