2016.47: Incomplete LU preconditioner based on max-plus approximation of LU factorization
2016.47: James Hook and Francoise Tisseur (2016) Incomplete LU preconditioner based on max-plus approximation of LU factorization.
This is the latest version of this eprint.
Full text available as:
|PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader|
We present a new method for the a priori approximation of the orders of magnitude of the entries in the LU factors of a complex or real matrix $A$. This approximation can be used to quickly determine the positions of the largest entries in the LU factors of $A$ and these positions can then be used as the sparsity pattern for an incomplete LU factorization preconditioner. Our method uses max-plus algebra and is based solely on the moduli of the entries of $A$. We also present techniques for predicting which permutation matrices will be chosen by Gaussian elimination with partial pivoting. We exploit the strong connection between the field of Puiseux series and the max-plus semiring to prove properties of the max-plus LU factors. Experiments with a set of test matrices from the University of Florida sparse matrix collection show that our max-plus LU preconditioners outperform traditional level of fill methods and have similar performance to those preconditioners computed with more expensive threshold-based methods.
|Item Type:||MIMS Preprint|
|Subjects:||MSC 2000 > 15 Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory|
MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis
|Deposited By:||Dr Françoise Tisseur|
|Deposited On:||21 February 2017|
Available Versions of this Item
- Incomplete LU preconditioner based on max-plus approximation of LU factorization (deposited 21 February 2017) [Currently Displayed]