# Questions tagged [linear-solver]

Referring to methods for solving linear systems of equations.

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### Best solver/preconditioner for least-squares finite element method

I have seen a lot of literature, lecture videos, etc. on solvers/preconditioners for non-symmetric and/or indefinite systems. However, now I want to solve the mixed poisson/Darcy equation using the ...
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### Appropriate iterative linear solver for an eigenvalue problem

I'm trying to solve a generalized eigenvalue problem $$Ax = \lambda Bx, \quad A = A^\top > 0,\; B = B^\top > 0$$ with $\lambda \approx \sigma$ using Rayleigh Quotient Iteration (RQI) (RQI is ...
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### Under what circumstances can two (nearly) identical sparse matrices give different solutions to Mx = b?

Suppose I have two sparse matrices, $A$ and $B$, of size $N \times N$. They each have the same sparcity pattern ("footprint"). They each also have values which in theory should be identical, but aren'...
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### Choosing preconditioner for unsymmetric pressure-velocity coupled system

I'm working with pressure-velocity coupled systems. It means that instead of solving 4 different linear systems in segregated approach (1 for pressure and 3 for Ux, Uy, Uz), we can solve only one ...
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### solve linear system of equation of a large sparse symetric positive definite matrix

I want to invert large matrices ($10^4 \times 10^4$ to $10^6 \times 10^6$) but sparse (less than $100$ non-zero entries per line) on clusters with $16$ to $48$ processors per node. I'm looking for an ...
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### Evaluating a quadratic form with an inverse of a sparse PD matrix, comparison between using the inverse vs using a Cholseky decomposition

I have the following quadratic form I need to evaluate: $x^T A^{-1} y$, where $A$ is a sparse positive definite matrix, $x, y$ are sparse vectors. Now assume that I am given for free both $A^{-1}$ ...
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### Time complexity for sparse direct solver for SPD system with respect to number of equations, bandwidth, number of nonzeros?

I am looking for information on the time complexity for solving sparse system Ax=b with direct solver. This system results from a finite-element discretization of an elliptic problem. The matrix A ...
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### non-smooth convex c++ solver

I happened to know that there are advanced established techniques for non-smooth convex optimization in research. For example, these two papers: Nesterov, "Smooth minimization of non-smooth functions"...
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### Is it possible to output the matrix condition number from pardiso (MKL)? [closed]

I am assuming the pardiso solver calculates (or estimates) the condition number before proceeding to the solution phase. Is there a way to make pardiso output the condition number? Alternatively, ...
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### Solving linear system with 6 equations and 22 unknowns for six of the unknowns

I am trying to find the solution for the M variables in the following system. \begin{equation} 0 = C_{b} M^{b}_{x} - M^{a}_{x} k_{2a} + M^{a}_{y} \left(\omega - \omega_{a}\right)\\ 0 = C_{a} M^{a}_{x}...
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### External solver in Abaqus/Ansys

Is it possible to call an external linear solver from Abaqus and/or Ansys? This solver (which is supplied by me) would get the sparse matrix A and the right hand side vector b as inputs, and would ...
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### preconditioning a krylov method with another krylov method

In method like gmres or bicgstab it could be attractive to use another krylov method as a preconditioner. After all they are easy to implement in a matrix-free way and in a parallel environment. For ...
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### Surface normals integration

I am trying to reconstruct a 3D surface given the normals of the unknown surface. Reading through this paper on section 4 they say [...] denote the surface by $z(x,y)$. The directions of the ...
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### GPU-accelerated libraries for solving sparse linear systems

There are several libraries to (iteratively) solve large sparse linear equation systems in parallel on a number of CPUs. Our parallel cluster also has attached powerful GPUs, but so far, I did not ...
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### Do black-box preconditioners for matrix-free methods exist?

Jacobian-Free Newton-Krylov (JFNK) methods, and Krylov methods in general, can be very useful because they don't require explicit storage or construction of a matrix, only the results of matrix-vector ...
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### Does length unit in FEM affect numerical condition?

I try to solve a system of coupled PDEs using FEM. Unfortunately, the originating matrix has very poor condition. After days of double checking and thinking, I suspect the following reason: Given a ...
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### Linear equation system: Direct solver works, iterative solver does not

I have to solve for x in b = A*x, where a is sparse. This works fine with Matlab's mldivide: x = A \ b. Since I will have to use an iterative algorithm for very large A, I'm currently testing Matlab's ...
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### Solver library for matrix-free linear equation system

I will have to solve a large linear system. I'm now looking for a solver that works "matrix-free" (So that I just have to specify a matrix-vector product, but not the matrix). As far as I understand (...
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### Is the Thomas algorithm the fastest way to solve a symmetric diagonally dominant sparse tridiagonal linear system

I am wondering if the Thomas algorithm is the fastest way (provably?) to solve a symmetric diagonally dominate sparse tridiagonal system in terms of algorithmic complexity (not looking for ...
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### Large binary programming problem

I have 10000 variables (each of them is binary), vector of positive coefficients and a matrix $A$ ($10000\times10000$), if $A_{ij}=1$, then $i$th and $j$th variables can take 1 simultaneously, if it ...
I have the following equation I came across which was solved using least squares $x = \sum_{n=1}^{N} A_{n} y_{n}$ Where $x$ is a $m \times p$ matrix and $y$ would be of size $m \times p$ as well ,...