Blog, by date: 2012_may
from the desk of travis johnson.
Numerical Recipes & Scientific Libraries (from 2012/05/26)
I attended a talk on how to use Quest, Northwestern University's TOP500 supercomputer(At least during June 2010). Most of it was a routine introduction to MPI, but one interesting question raised was what routines we should be using in our scientific computing codes. A lot of holdouts were still using Numerical Recipes for their research-level codes, which strikes me as a backwards way about it. Numerical Recipes is a starting point, and probably not the best thing to use: it has awful licensing and might not even be that reliable!
Most of these people come to the same conclusion: