BLIS is a portable software framework for instantiating high-performance BLAS-like dense linear algebra libraries. The framework was designed to isolate essential kernels of computation that, when optimized, immediately enable optimized implementations of most of its commonly used and computationally intensive operations. BLIS is written in ISO C99 and available under a new/modified/3-clause BSD license. While BLIS exports a new BLAS-like API, it also includes a BLAS compatibility layer which gives application developers access to BLIS implementations via traditional BLAS routine calls.

Key Features

BLIS offers several advantages over traditional BLAS libraries:

  • Portability that doesn’t impede high performance.
  • Generalized matrix storage.
  • Full support for the complex domain.
  • Advanced multithreading support.
  • Ease of use.
  • Multilayered API and exposed kernels.
  • Functionality that grows with the community’s needs.
  • Code re-use.
  • A foundation for mixed domain and/or mixed precision operations.

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