Solution of distributed sparse linear systems using PSPARSLIB

Yousef Saad, Maria Sosonkina

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In a paralIel linear system solution, an efficient usage of a multiprocessor system is usually achieved by implementing algorithms with high degree of parallelism and good convergence properties as well as by tuning parallel codes to a particular system. Among the software tools that facilitate this development is PSPARSLIB, a suite of codes for solving sparse linear systems of equations. PSPARSLIB takes a modular approach to constructing a solution method and has logic-transparent computational kernels that can be adapted to the problem at hand. Here, we outline a few parallel solution methods incorporated recently in PSPARSLIB. We give a rationale for implementing these techniques and present several numerical experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationApplied Parallel Computing
Subtitle of host publicationLarge Scale Scientific and Industrial Problems - 4th International Workshop, PARA 1998, Proceedings
EditorsBo Kagstrom, Erik Elmroth, Jack Dongarra, Jerzy Wasniewski
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)3540654143, 9783540654148
StatePublished - 1998
Event4th International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA 1998 - Umea, Sweden
Duration: Jun 14 1998Jun 17 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Workshop on Applied Parallel Computing, PARA 1998

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