Turning off CPU throttling

Mandatory !


You need to write "performance" in the file /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor

This should be done for each core available (replace "cpu0" with "cpu1" "cpu2" etc... in the path)

With cpufrequtils

Install the package

sudo apt-get install cpufrequtils

Set cpu 0 to performance mode :

sudo cpufreq-set --cpu 0 -g performance

This should also be done for each core available with the --cpu parameter


ATLAS needs a fortran compiler

sudo apt-get install libgfortran3


The ATLAS source can be found at

Untar the file anywhere ( ~/ATLAS for instance )


Create a build directory (~/ATLAS_build for instance) and enter it (cd ~/ATLAS_build).

Launch "configure" from the atlas source directory


Option "-t" speicifies the number of threads that will be used by the library after compilation.

"-t -1" for autodetect

"-t 0" for unthreaded

"-t x" for x threads

Then run

make check
make ptcheck
make time
make install
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