PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Krylov Methods and Energy Minimization Algebraic Multigrid
Seminar:CCMA Luncheon Seminar
Speaker:Ray Tuminaro, Sandia National Lab
A general interpolation strategy for algebraic multigrid that employs an energy-minimization principle is presented. We describe how Krylov minimization ideas can be used to generate prolongators and restrictors for symmetric and nonsymmetric problems. It is well known that Krylov methods minimize error in some norm when they are applied to the solution of linear systems. This same minimization property can be employed to apply a Krylov method to obtain grid transfer operators as opposed to the solution of linear systems. We illustrate how this leads to a class of fairly general methods for constructing grid transfers. An advantage of energy-minimization approaches is that they are quite flexible. In particular, it is relatively straight-forward to use energy-minimization with a variety of coarsening schemes and prolongator/restrictor sparsity patterns. A new algebraic multigrid software framework is described that attempts to capture this flexibility and provide a fairly general tool that can be used to develop new multigrid schemes. A number of important practical aspects of energy minimization algebraic multigrid are discussed including: linear dependency issues among prolongator columns and the cost of prolongator construction.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB114
Date:03 / 04 / 2011
Time:12:15pm - 01:30pm