Use multigrid preconditioning. This preconditioner requires you provide additional information about the coarser grid matrices and restriction/interpolation operators.

Options Database Keys#

  • -pc_mg_levels - number of levels including finest

  • -pc_mg_cycle_type <v,w> - provide the cycle desired

  • -pc_mg_type <additive,multiplicative,full,kaskade> - multiplicative is the default

  • -pc_mg_log - log information about time spent on each level of the solver

  • -pc_mg_distinct_smoothup - configure up (after interpolation) and down (before restriction) smoothers separately (with different options prefixes)

  • -pc_mg_galerkin <both,pmat,mat,none> - use Galerkin process to compute coarser operators, i.e. Acoarse = R A R’

  • -pc_mg_multiplicative_cycles - number of cycles to use as the preconditioner (defaults to 1)

  • -pc_mg_dump_matlab - dumps the matrices for each level and the restriction/interpolation matrices to the Socket viewer for reading from MATLAB.

  • -pc_mg_dump_binary - dumps the matrices for each level and the restriction/interpolation matrices to the binary output file called binaryoutput


If one uses a Krylov method such KSPGMRES or KSPCG as the smoother then one must use KSPFGMRES, KSPGCR, or KSPRICHARDSON as the outer Krylov method

When run with a single level the smoother options are used on that level NOT the coarse grid solver options

When run with KSPRICHARDSON the convergence test changes slightly if monitor is turned on. The iteration count may change slightly. This is because without monitoring the residual norm is computed WITHIN each multigrid cycle on the finest level after the pre-smoothing (because the residual has just been computed for the multigrid algorithm and is hence available for free) while with monitoring the residual is computed at the end of each cycle.

See Also#

PCCreate(), PCSetType(), PCType, PC, PCMGType, PCEXOTIC, PCGAMG, PCML, PCHYPRE PCMGSetLevels(), PCMGGetLevels(), PCMGSetType(), PCMGSetCycleType(), PCMGSetDistinctSmoothUp(), PCMGGetCoarseSolve(), PCMGSetResidual(), PCMGSetInterpolation(), PCMGSetRestriction(), PCMGGetSmoother(), PCMGGetSmootherUp(), PCMGGetSmootherDown(), PCMGSetCycleTypeOnLevel(), PCMGSetRhs(), PCMGSetX(), PCMGSetR(), PCMGSetAdaptCR(), PCMGGetAdaptInterpolation(), PCMGSetGalerkin(), PCMGGetAdaptCoarseSpaceType(), PCMGSetAdaptCoarseSpaceType()







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