On experiments with a parallel direct solver for diagonally dominant banded linear systems

  • Peter Arbenz
Workshop 07 Parallel Numerical Algorithms
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1124)


We report on numerical experiments that we conducted with a direct algorithm, the single width sparator algorithm, to solve diagonally dominant banded linear systems. With detailed estimations of computation and communication cost we quantitatively analyze their influence on the parallel performance of the algorithm. We report on numerical experiments executed on an Intel Paragon XP/S-22MP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Arbenz
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  1. 1.Institute of Scientific ComputingSwiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)Zürich

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