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Authors: Ray S. Tuminaro (email@example.com); Tel: +1 505 845-7298; John N. Shadid (firstname.lastname@example.org); Tel: +1 505 845-7876 and Scott A. Hutchinson (email@example.com); Tel: +1 505 845-7996; FAX: +1 505 845-7442. Sandia National Laboratories, Department 9221, Parallel Computational Sciences, MS 1111 P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1111, USA.
Abstract: In this paper, we describe the design and implementation of the Platform Independent Parallel Solver (PIPSolver) package for the out-of-core (OOC) solution of complex dense linear systems. Our approach is unique in that it allows essentially all of RAM to be filled with the current portion of the matrix (slab) to be updated and factored, thereby greatly improving the computation to I/O ratio over previous approaches. This work could be viewed in part as an exercise in maximal code reuse: By formulating the OOC LU factorization just right, we managed to reuse essentially all of a very robust and efficient incore solver, leading directly to a very robust and efficient OOC solver. Experiences and performance are reported for the Cray T3D system.
Authors: Robert van de Geijn (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kenneth Klimkowski (email@example.com). Texas Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics and Department of Computer Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, USA.