The Parallel BGL source code is available as Open Source software
under the Boost Software License (details). We do not distribute binary packages
at this time.
To build and use the Parallel BGL, you will need:
Experimental releases of the Parallel BGL can be downloaded below as
well as being available in Boost
1.40 and later. The source code repository is also open to the public
for anonymous, read-only access. See here for more information. The source code
repository may contain significant additional functionality relative
to released versions of the code, once features in the repository are
stable, tested, and documented they will be released.
- A modern compiler. We have tested the Parallel BGL on GCC
versions 3.3, 4.2 (from Apple), and 4.1 on Intel x86, Apple G5, and
AMD's Opteron processors as well as version 10.1 of the Intel
- A recent copy of Boost. Boost 1.43.0 or newer is
required (this is currently the trunk as of 3/8/10).
- An implementation of MPI-1. We typically test with OpenMPI 1.4, but we have also
- If you want to build documentation, you will need a Python
interpreter and reStructuredText. This
step is optional: all documentation is available online.
This updated Parallel BGL release includes a much improved process
group, additional algorithms, and improved data structures.
Documentation is available on the vast majority of features and
examples are included though no tutorials exist as of yet.
This initial release of the Parallel BGL should be considered
experimental. While we have done a significant amount of
testing, this is the first public release of this code. In
particular, this release lacks tutorials and documentation that
would help users to grow accustomed to the Parallel BGL. Please
feel free to contact us with any questions or for
help getting started.