Numerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance Computers

TitleNumerical Linear Algebra for High-Performance Computers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsDongarra, J., I. Duff, D. Sorensen, and H. van der Vorst
Series TitleSoftware, Environments and Tools

This book presents a unified treatment of recently developed techniques and current understanding about solving systems of linear equations and large scale eigenvalue problems on high-performance computers. It provides a rapid introduction to the world of vector and parallel processing for these linear algebra applications.

Topics include major elements of advanced-architecture computers and their performance, recent algorithmic development, and software for direct solution of dense matrix problems, direct solution of sparse systems of equations, iterative solution of sparse systems of equations, and solution of large sparse eigenvalue problems.

This book supersedes the SIAM publication Solving Linear Systems on Vector and Shared Memory Computers, which appeared in 1990. The new book includes a considerable amount of new material in addition to incorporating a substantial revision of existing text.

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