FAST PARALLEL LINEAR EQUATION SOLVERS BASED ON TEXTURED DECOMPOSITION. Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • A fast linear equation solver based on recursive textured decompositions is introduced. The computational time complexity for solving problems of N unknown variables is on the order of one if N processors are available. It is faster than the multigrid method, which, to date, was the fastest known method for two-dimensional Poisson equation, and which has time complexity of O(log N). The basic difference between this approach, and classical iterative algorithms, is that different approximations of the system matrix are used in round-robin fashion while one fixed approximation is used in the classical approach. It is shown that, with proper choice of approximation compositions, the spectral radius of error dynamic is reduced drastically; and with proper decomposition size, the spectral radius will approach a constant strictly less than one, even if the dimension of the problem tends to infinity. This enables a parallel algorithm with order-one time complexity to be derived.

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, G., Tsai, W. K., & Lu, W.

publication date

  • December 1987