[petsc-users] Does PETSc take advantage of symmetry in iterative solvers

Alexander Grayver agrayver at gfz-potsdam.de
Mon Nov 12 03:35:24 CST 2012


I remember similar question has been asked long time ago, but I can not 
find it.

If I set MatSetOption(A,MAT_SYMMETRIC,PETSC_TRUE), does PETSc take this 
into account when doing MatMult or similar operations?
As far as I can see it does not (I'm not sure I look at the right place 
though). Could it really save time in principle?


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