[petsc-users] SuperLU MPI-problem
Xiaoye S. Li
xsli at lbl.gov
Mon Jul 20 11:12:04 CDT 2015
The default SuperLU_DIST setting is to serial symbolic factorization.
Therefore, what matters is how much memory do you have per MPI task?
The code failed to malloc memory during redistribution of matrix A to {L\U}
data struction (using result of serial symbolic factorization.)
You can use parallel symbolic factorization, by runtime option:
'-mat_superlu_dist_parsymbfact'
Sherry Li
On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:59 AM, Mahir.Ulker-Kaustell at tyrens.se <
Mahir.Ulker-Kaustell at tyrens.se> wrote:
> Hong:
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> Previous experiences with this equation have shown that it is very
> difficult to solve it iteratively. Hence the use of a direct solver.
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> The large test problem I am trying to solve has slightly less than 10^6
> degrees of freedom. The matrices are derived from finite elements so they
> are sparse.
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> The machine I am working on has 128GB ram. I have estimated the memory
> needed to less than 20GB, so if the solver needs twice or even three times
> as much, it should still work well. Or have I completely misunderstood
> something here?
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> Mahir
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> *From:* Hong [mailto:hzhang at mcs.anl.gov]
> *Sent:* den 20 juli 2015 17:39
> *To:* Ülker-Kaustell, Mahir
> *Cc:* petsc-users
> *Subject:* Re: [petsc-users] SuperLU MPI-problem
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> Mahir:
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> Direct solvers consume large amount of memory. Suggest to try followings:
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> 1. A sparse iterative solver if [-omega^2M + K] is not too
> ill-conditioned. You may test it using the small matrix.
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> 2. Incrementally increase your matrix sizes. Try different matrix
> orderings.
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> Do you get memory crash in the 1st symbolic factorization?
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> In your case, matrix data structure stays same when omega changes, so you
> only need to do one matrix symbolic factorization and reuse it.
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> 3. Use a machine that gives larger memory.
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> Hong
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> Dear Petsc-Users,
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> I am trying to use PETSc to solve a set of linear equations arising from
> Naviers equation (elastodynamics) in the frequency domain.
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> The frequency dependency of the problem requires that the system
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> [-omega^2M + K]u = F
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> where M and K are constant, square, positive definite matrices (mass and
> stiffness respectively) is solved for each frequency omega of interest.
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> K is a complex matrix, including material damping.
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> I have written a PETSc program which solves this problem for a small (1000
> degrees of freedom) test problem on one or several processors, but it keeps
> crashing when I try it on my full scale (in the order of 10^6 degrees of
> freedom) problem.
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> The program crashes at KSPSetUp() and from what I can see in the error
> messages, it appears as if it consumes too much memory.
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> I would guess that similar problems have occurred in this mail-list, so I
> am hoping that someone can push me in the right direction…
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> Mahir
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