Most computational work in Jacobi-Davidson [9], an iterative method for large scale eigenvalue problems, is due to a so-called correction equation. In [5] a strategy for the approximate solution of the correction equation was proposed. This strategy is based on a domain decomposition preconditioning technique in order to reduce wall clock time and local memory requirements. This report discusses the aspect that the original strategy can be improved. For large scale eigenvalue problems that need a massively parallel treatment this aspect turns out to be nontrivial. The impact on the parallel performance will be shown by results of scaling experiments up to 1024 cores.
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Keywords eigenvalue problems, domain decomposition, Jacobi-Davidson, inexact Newton method, Schwarz method, Krylov method
MSC Eigenvalues, eigenvectors (msc 65F15), Eigenvalue problems (msc 65N25), Iterative methods for linear systems (msc 65F10), Multigrid methods; domain decomposition (msc 65N55), Parallel computation (msc 65Y05)
Publisher CWI
Series Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]
Genseberger, M. (2008). Improving the parallel performance of a domain decomposition preconditioning technique in the Jacobi-Davidson method for large scale eigenvalue problems. Modelling, Analysis and Simulation [MAS]. CWI.