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Parallel algorithms in linear algebra

Brent, Richard P


This paper provides an introduction to algorithms for fundamental linear algebra problems on various parallel computer architectures, with the emphasis on distributed-memory MIMD machines. To illustrate the basic concepts and key issues, we consider the problem of parallel solution of a nonsingular linear system by Gaussian elimination with partial pivoting. This problem has come to be regarded as a benchmark for the performance of parallel machines. We consider its appropriateness as a...[Show more]

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Date published: 1991
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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