Sparse Solver Routines

Direct sparse solver routines in Intel MKL (see Sparse Solver Routines ) solve symmetric and symmetrically-structured sparse matrices with real or complex coefficients. For symmetric matrices, these Intel MKL subroutines can solve both positive-definite and indefinite systems. Intel MKL includes a solver based on the PARDISO* sparse solver, referred to as Intel MKL PARDISO, as well as an alternative set of user callable direct sparse solver routines.

If you use the Intel MKL PARDISO sparse solver, please cite:

O.Schenk and K.Gartner. Solving unsymmetric sparse systems of linear equations with PARDISO. J. of Future Generation Computer Systems, 20(3):475-487, 2004.

Intel MKL provides also an iterative sparse solver (see Sparse Solver Routines) that uses Sparse BLAS level 2 and 3 routines and works with different sparse data formats.

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