From the PETSc website: PETSc, pronounced PET-see (the S is silent), is a suite of data structures and routines for the scalable (parallel) solution of scientific applications modeled by partial differential equations. It supports MPI, shared memory pthreads, and GPUs through CUDA or OpenCL, as well as hybrid MPI-shared memory pthreads or MPI-GPU parallelism.


  • 3.4.4

Authorized Users

  • CIRCE account holders
  • SC account holders


  • CIRCE cluster
  • SC cluster


PETSc requires the following module file to run:

  • apps/petsc/3.4.4

Running PETSc on CIRCE/SC

The PETSc user guide is essential to understanding the application and making the most of it. The guide and this page should help you to get started with your simulations. Please refer to the Documentation section for a link to the guide.

  • Note on CIRCE: Make sure to run your jobs from your $WORK directory!
  • Note: Scripts are provided as examples only. Your SLURM executables, tools, and options may vary from the example below. For help on submitting jobs to the queue, see our SLURM User’s Guide.
  • Once loading the above module file, simply refer to the PETSc structures/routines within your code.


Home Page, User Guides, and Manuals

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs with PETSc to the IT Help Desk: