LFC is a software project that merges the ease of use of LAPACK with parallel processing capabilities of ScaLAPACK.
The latter one's software dependences are reduced to an MPI
implementation. It is a self-contained package with built-in
knowledge of how to run linear algebra software on a cluster.
BLAS may be supplied by the user for best performance but a
decent replacement is provided.
LFC is for people who are familiar with LAPACK but need
performance of ScaLAPACK and convenience of automated tuning
of parallel computing resources.