HPX - High Performance ParalleX

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How to Install HPX on Unix Variants

$ cd hpx
$ mkdir my_hpx_build
$ cd my_hpx_build
$ cmake -DBOOST_ROOT=/root/of/boost/installation \
    -DHWLOC_ROOT=/root/of/hwloc/installation
    [other CMake variable definitions] \
    /path/to/source/tree

for instance:

$ cmake -DBOOST_ROOT=~/packages/boost -DHWLOC=/packages/hwloc -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=~/packages/hpx ~/downloads/hpx_0.9.6
$ gmake -j4
[Caution] Caution

Compiling and linking HPX needs a considerable amount of memory. It is advisable that approximately 2 GB of memory per parallel process is available.

[Note] Note

Many Linux distributions use make as an alias for gmake

$ gmake install
[Important] Important

These commands will build and install the essential core components of HPX only. In order to build and run the tests, please invoke:

$ gmake tests

and in order to build (and install) all examples invoke:

$ gmake examples
$ gmake install

For more detailed information about using CMake please refer its documentation and also the section Building HPX with CMake. Please pay special attention to the section about HPX_MALLOC as this is crucial for getting decent performance.


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