memory usage of a SeqAIJ matrix
Bernardo Rocha
bernardosk at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 14:01:46 CDT 2009
Hi everyone,
I need to know the number of nonzero element of the matrix in an application
using PETSc. How can I do it? What is the best way to do it?
As far as I'm concerned with PETSc, running on a single processor, I'm using
the command line argument "-info" and then I get this information in some
line of the output that looks like this
[0] MatAssemblyEnd_SeqAIJ(): Matrix size: 5100 X 5100; storage space: 92706
unneeded,44994 used
then I simply get the number of used entries.
But when I have a large simulation, where the matrix does not fit into the
memory of one processor, I must use several processors. My question is how
to get the number of nonzero entries of the "global" matrix? I wrote a
simple python script to parse the output and sum the number of entries used
on each processor, but I found out that my calculations are wrong, I'm
having twice more nonzero elements (I tested against a tiny simulation on a
single processor). It seems that on the output I'm parsing I have two kinds
of informations about the entries used:
[0] MatAssemblyEnd_SeqAIJ(): Matrix size: 5100 X 5100; storage space: 92706
unneeded,44994 used
[0] MatAssemblyEnd_SeqAIJ(): Matrix size: 5100 X 5100; storage space: 0
unneeded,44994 used
That is, one that the "unneeded" field has some value and another that this
field is zero. Then I decided to discard the information where the field
"unneeded" is zero and finally the results matched perfectly with a single
processor case.
So, i would like to know (1) why do I have these lines with "0 unneeded" and
(2) if there is a more elegant way to measure this.
That's all!
Best regards,
Bernardo M. R.
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