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Section: New Results

Matrix symmetrization and sparse direct solvers

We investigate algorithms for finding column permutations of sparse matrices in order to have large diagonal entries and to have many entries symmetrically positioned around the diagonal. The aim is to improve the memory and running time requirements of a certain class of sparse direct solvers. We propose efficient algorithms for this purpose by combining two existing approaches and demonstrate the effect of our findings in practice using a direct solver. We show improvements in a number of components of the running time of a sparse direct solver with respect to the state of the art on a diverse set of matrices.

This work will appear in the proceedings of CSC2020 [23].