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PLASMA (Parallel Linear Algebra for Scalable Multi-core Architectures) is a set of software tools developed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and its partners. This programming model aims to optimize the performance of linear algebra applications on multicore architectures. PLASMA's APIs provide a high-level interface for programmers while allowing them to exploit various levels of parallelism, including task parallelism and data flow dependencies management. The platform seeks to simplify the development process and improve application portability across different hardware platforms by abstracting many complexities involved in implementing efficient linear algebra operations on modern computer systems.