Q: Are BLAS routines available for Linux?
I am considering Linux, and will use it primarily for heavy-duty numerical calculations, and often call upon BLAS subroutines in my C code to rapidly multiply matrices, etc. Are such routines available under Linux? I heard Intel was making a package for NT, and Sun certainly has packages available for their workstations, but I don't know what the status is when using Intel processors under Linux.
It's not in Red Hat by default, but the RPM package means it can be installed under Red Hat or Caldera.
[Addendum, December 2000: Beware of assuming that RPM packages are installable without problems on any RPM-based distribution. Red Hat, SuSE, Caldera Open Linux, and the others store key system files in different places and have divergent designs in a number of ways, so that you can damage your system by installing an RPM intended for some other distribution. Major RPM repositories such as rpmfind.net carefully list which RPM-based distribution each offering is for. Please heed those indicators.]