Section: New Software and Platforms
qr_mumps is a software package for the solution of sparse, linear systems on multicore computers. It implements a direct solution method based on the QR factorization of the input matrix. Therefore, it is suited to solving sparse least-squares problems and to computing the minimum-norm solution of sparse, under-determined problems. It can obviously be used for solving square problems in which case the stability provided by the use of orthogonal transformations comes at the cost of a higher operation count with respect to solvers based on, e.g., the LU factorization. qr_mumps supports real and complex, single or double precision arithmetic.