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Preconditioning for parallel-in-time

By Andy Wathen

Appears in collection : Jean-Morlet Chair - PinT 2022: 11th Conference on Parallel-in-Time Integration / Chaire Jean-Morlet 2022 - 11ème conférence PinT - Parallel-in-Time Integration

This talk consists of two parts, one elementary and one related to the solution of complicated systems of evolutionary partial differential equations. In the first part we show how preconditioning for all-at-once descriptions of linear time-dependent differential equations can defeat the everpresent danger of high-index nilpotency associated with the principle of causality. In particular we will describe some theory for periodic preconditioning of initial value problems that establishes it as a viable Parallelin-time (PinT) approach. The second part builds on much excellent work on PinT methods for scalar parabolic PDEs such as the diffusion equation to propose PinT methods for more complicated evolutionary PDE systems. We will explain the idea with reference to the time-dependent incompressible Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations and indicate it's more broad applicability. This part of the talk is joint with Federico Danieli and Ben Southworth.

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  • DOI 10.24350/CIRM.V.19938803
  • Cite this video Wathen, Andy (11/07/2022). Preconditioning for parallel-in-time. CIRM. Audiovisual resource. DOI: 10.24350/CIRM.V.19938803
  • URL https://dx.doi.org/10.24350/CIRM.V.19938803



  • WATHEN, Andy. Some observations on preconditioning for non-self-adjoint and time-dependent problems. Computers & Mathematics with Applications, 2022, vol. 116, p. 176-180. - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.camwa.2021.05.037
  • DANIELI, Federico, SOUTHWORTH, Ben S., et WATHEN, Andrew J. Space-time block preconditioning for incompressible flow. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 2022, vol. 44, no 1, p. A337-A363. - https://doi.org/10.1137/21M1390773

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