Title

Almost block diagonal linear systems: sequential and parallel solution techniques, and applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-1-2000

Department

Computing

Abstract

Almost block diagonal (ABD) linear systems arise in a variety of contexts, specifically in numerical methods for two-point boundary value problems for ordinary differential equations and in related partial differential equation problems. The stable, efficient sequential solution of ABDs has received much attention over the last fifteen years and the parallel solution more recently. We survey the fields of application with emphasis on how ABDs and bordered ABDs (BABDs) arise. We outline most known direct solution techniques, both sequential and parallel, and discuss the comparative efficiency of the parallel methods. Finally, we examine parallel iterative methods for solving BABD systems. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Publication Title

NUMERICAL LINEAR ALGEBRA WITH APPLICATIONS

Volume

7

Issue

5

First Page

275

Last Page

317