© 1997

Parallel Numerical Algorithms

  • David E. Keyes
  • Ahmed Sameh
  • V. Venkatakrishnan

Part of the ICASE/LaRC Interdisciplinary Series in Science and Engineering book series (ICAS, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Parallel Numerical Algorithms: An Introduction

  3. Linear Systems

  4. Preconditioning

    1. Tony F. Chan, Henk A. Van der Vorst
      Pages 167-202
    2. Jim E. Jones, Stephen F. McCormick
      Pages 203-224
  5. “Fast” Application of Operators

  6. Parallel Tools, Environments, and Benchmarking

About this book


In this volume, designed for computational scientists and engineers working on applications requiring the memories and processing rates of large-scale parallelism, leading algorithmicists survey their own field-defining contributions, together with enough historical and bibliographical perspective to permit working one's way to the frontiers.
This book is distinguished from earlier surveys in parallel numerical algorithms by its extension of coverage beyond core linear algebraic methods into tools more directly associated with partial differential and integral equations - though still with an appealing generality - and by its focus on practical medium-granularity parallelism, approachable through traditional programming languages.
Several of the authors used their invitation to participate as a chance to stand back and create a unified overview, which nonspecialists will appreciate.


Software algebra algorithms computer environment programming programming language scientific computing

Editors and affiliations

  • David E. Keyes
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ahmed Sameh
    • 2
  • V. Venkatakrishnan
    • 3
  1. 1.Old Dominion UniversityNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.ICASEHamptonUSA

Bibliographic information


` ... a unique collection of well-written survey articles, covering the state-of-the-art in the rapidly evolving field of parallel numerical algorithms. Highly recommended!'
Newsletter on Computational and Applied Mathematics, 13 (1997)