Research Organization for Information Science and Technology (RIST)
2-2-54 Naka-Meguro, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153--0061, Japan
Department of Quantum Engineering and Systems Science
The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku
Tokyo 113--8656, Japan
We investigate and compare a few parallel preconditioning techniques in the iterative solution of large sparse linear systems arising from solid Earth simulation with and without using contact information in the domain partitioning process. Previous studies are focused on using static or matrix pattern based incomplete LU (ILU) preconditioners in a localized preconditioner implementation. Our current studies are concerned about preconditioner performance for solving two different problem configurations with and without known contact information. For the cases with contact information, we use localized threshold value based incomplete LU (ILUT) preconditioner to improve efficiency. For the cases without contact information, we use a global sparse approximate inverse preconditioner with a static sparsity pattern to achieve robustness. Numerical results from simulating ground motion on a parallel supercomputer are given to compare the effectiveness of these parallel preconditioning techniques.
Mathematics Subject Classification: ***
Technical Report 345-02, Department of Computer Science,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2002.
This research work was supported in part by the Japan Research Organization for Information Science & Technology (RIST), in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation under the grant CCR-9902022, CCR-9988165, CCR-0092532, and ACI-0202934, in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant DE-FG02-02ER45961, and in part by the University of Kentucky Research Committee.