[petsc-users] ILU preconditioner hangs with some zero elements on the diagonal
Gary Rebt
gary.rebt at gmx.ch
Tue Oct 27 09:46:17 CDT 2015
Thanks. Here's the binary version.
Best,
Gary
On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Matthew Knepley <knepley at gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Gary Rebt <gary.rebt at gmx.ch[gary.rebt at gmx.ch]> wrote:
Dear petsc-users,
While using the FEniCS package to Solve a simple Stokes' flow problem, I have run into problems with PETSc preconditioners. In particular, I would like to use ILU (no parallel version) along with GMRES to solve my linear system but the solver just hangs indefinitely at MatLUFactorNumeric_SeqAIJ_Inode without outputting anything. CPU usage is at 100% but even for a tiny system (59x59 for minimal test case), the solver does not seem to manage to push through it after 30 mins.
PETSc version is 3.6 and the matrix for the minimal test case is as follows :
http://pastebin.com/t3fvdkaS[http://pastebin.com/t3fvdkaS]
Hanging is a bug. We will check it out.
I do not have any way to read in this ASCII. Can you output a binary version
-mat_view binary:mat.bin
Thanks,
Matt
It contains zero diagonal entries, has a condition number of around 1e3 but is definitely non-singular. Direct solvers manage to solve the system as well as GMRES without preconditioner (although after many iterations for a 59x59 system..).
This will never work. Direct solvers work because they pivot away the zeros, but ILU is defined by having no pivoting.
Thanks,
Matt
Playing with the available options here http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-current/docs/manualpages/PC/PCILU.html[http://www.mcs.anl.gov/petsc/petsc-current/docs/manualpages/PC/PCILU.html] did not seem to solve the issue (even after activating diagonal_fill and/or nonzeros_along_diagonal) although sometimes error 71 is returned which stands for zero pivot detected. Are there yet other options that I have not considered? The default ILU factorization in MATLAB returns satisfactory problems without errors so surely it must be possible with PETSc?
As for the choice of ILU, I agree it might be suboptimal in this setting but I do need it for benchmarking purposes.
Best regards,
Gary
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