FFTW is a library for calculating discrete Fourier transforms.
The FFTW library is available as a module on Apocrita. The library computes discrete Fourier transform of data using a fast Fourier transform algorithm. The data may be of one or higher dimension and may be real or complex.
On Apocrita we support only version 3 of the FFTW library. Version 2 of the library is obsolete and it is incompatible with the current.
We provide a number of different modules for the FFTW library. We provide
these modules to support not only different releases of the package but to
allow building code with support for numerous compilers or MPI implementations.
For example: the module
fftw/3.x.y-intel supports building user code with
the Intel compiler suite but, unlike the module
not offer MPI features of the library. This latter module is for user code
being built with the Intel compiler suite and using the Intel MPI features
of the FFTW library.
Compiling using FFTW¶
FFTW modules on Apocrita support using
pkg-config to indicate the compile
and link options to pass to the compiler when building code against the FFTW
library. For example, the output may look like (removing the full paths
$ module load fftw/3.x.y-intelmpi $ pkg-config --cflags --libs fftw3 -I... -L... -lfftw3
The output of
pkg-config used this way does not include the required flags
to allow using the
of the library. Instead, if you are using MPI features of the FFTW library
then you should use the MPI compiler wrappers. Note
that not all of the installations of FFTW on Apocrita support MPI and those
that do will support only a single MPI implementation (Open MPI or Intel
MPI). For clarity, we have configured the FFTW modules on Apocrita to depend
on the appropriate MPI module.
Using the Fortran interface to FFTW¶
As noted in the FFTW user guide, version 3 of FFTW supports programming in
modern Fortran. To access the Fortran interface one can include the "header
fftw3.f03 after first using the C interoperability module. The
use, intrinsic :: iso_c_binding include 'fftw3.f03'
should be used, but modified as appropriate.
For some installations of FFTW we have made available a Fortran module for the API. This may be used with
For installations without this module you may create your own similar module with
module fftw3 use, intrinsic :: iso_c_binding include 'fftw3.f03' end module
Further, where FFTW has been built with MPI features enabled, we may offer
the similar Fortran module
Man pages for the FFTW wisdom utilities are available on Apocrita:
A wider user manual is available on the FFTW website, with the C and Fortran interfaces described throughout.