[petsc-users] choosing a preconditioner

Craig Tanis craig-tanis at utc.edu
Mon Feb 22 07:50:34 CST 2010

thanks to all of you for the suggestions!

On Feb 20, 2010, at 12:38 PM, Jed Brown wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 07:26:56 -0800, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> recognizing strong vs. weak coupling
> As a starting point with (references to) a bunch of examples, I'd
> recommend Knoll & Keyes JFNK review
>  http://www.cs.odu.edu/~keyes/papers/jfnk.pdf
> and whichever "stiff wave" papers are relevant to your subject area.
> Indefinite problems have a lot in common with stiff wave problems, but
> can require even more special sauce.  A fairly comprehensive reference
> is Benzi, Golub, and Liesen's 2005 Acta Numerica review "Numerical
> solution of saddle point problems", for incompressible flow
> specifically, see Elman et al's 2008 "A taxonomy and comparison of
> parallel block multi-level preconditioners for the incompressible
> Navier-Stokes equations".
> Jed

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