SUPERLU (Library)


SuperLU is a general purpose library for the direct solution of large, sparse, nonsymmetric systems of linear equations on high performance machines. The library is written in C and is callable from either C or Fortran. The library routines will perform an LU decomposition with partial pivoting and triangular system solves through forward and back substitution. The LU factorization routines can handle non-square matrices but the triangular solves are performed only for square matrices. The matrix columns may be preordered (before factorization) either through library or user supplied routines. This preordering for sparsity is completely separate from the factorization. Working precision iterative refinement subroutines are provided for improved backward stability. Routines are also provided to equilibrate the system, estimate the condition number, calculate the relative backward error, and estimate error bounds for the refined solutions. Sharcnet is providing serial and distributed flavors built using intel compiler, mkl and openmpi.

Availability Table

Version Default Module Systems
3.3 (dist) True goblin, iqaluk, orca, redfin
4.3 (serial) True goblin, iqaluk, orca, redfin


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Change Log

o Oct 22, 2015: Removed superlu/dist/3.3 and superlu/serial/4.3 from hound.
o Oct 22, 2013: Rebuilt superlu/serial/4.3 with fillsfactorLU=7 (case 6: return (7) in sp_ienv.c)
o Sep 25, 2013: Installed superlu/dist/3.3 and superlu/serial/4.3 modules on brown, goblin, hound, iqaluk, kraken, orca, redfin and saw.