Section: New Results
Matrix symmetrization and sparse direct solvers
Participants : Raluca Portase [Cluj Napoca, Romania] , Bora Uçar.
We investigate algorithms for finding column permutations of sparse matrices in order to have large diagonal entries and to have many entries symmetrically positioned around the diagonal. The aim is to improve the memory and running time requirements of a certain class of sparse direct solvers. We propose efficient algorithms for this purpose by combining two existing approaches and demonstrate the effect of our findings in practice using a direct solver. In particular, we show improvements in a number of components of the running time of a sparse direct solver with respect to the state of the art on a diverse set of matrices.
This work is described in a technical report .