## Parallel frontal solvers for large sparse linear systems (2002)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Scott02parallelfrontal,

author = {Jennifer A. Scott},

title = { Parallel frontal solvers for large sparse linear systems },

year = {2002}

}

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### Abstract

Many applications in science and engineering give rise to large sparse linear systems of equations that need to be solved as efficiently as possible. As the size of the problems of interest increases, it can become necessary to consider exploiting multiprocessors to solve these systems. We report on the design and development of parallel frontal solvers for the numerical solution of large sparse linear systems. Three codes have been developed for the mathematical software library HSL (www.cse.clrc.ac.uk/Activity/HSL). The first is for unsymmetric finite-element problems; the second is for symmetric positive definite finiteelement problems; and the third is for highly unsymmetric linear systems such as those that arise in chemical process engineering. In each case, the problem is subdivided into a small number of loosely connected subproblems and a frontal method is then applied to each of the subproblems in parallel. We discuss how our software is designed to achieve the goals of portability, ease of use, efficiency, and flexibility, and illustrate the performance on an SGI Origin 2000 using problems arising from real applications.