[petsc-users] mumps freezes for bigger problems

Dominik Szczerba dominik at itis.ethz.ch
Sat Dec 24 10:58:35 CST 2011

> Is one mesh just a refined version of the other, or is the shape different?
> Factorization time should be roughly quadratic in problem size for 3D
> problems.

Yes, that's simply a mesh refinement.

> If the increased fill caused the system to run out of physical memory and
> start swapping, then it would not be surprising for it to take days.

It does not swap, it consume memory that I can handle, it just does
nothing, or gets stuck somewhere. This is a toy problem, solved by
PARDISO in no time.


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