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Issue No. 04 - Jul./Aug. (2018 vol. 20)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 10-25
Harbir Antil , George Mason University
Dangxing Chen , University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Scott Field , University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
While the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) is optimal under certain norms, its also expensive to compute. For large matrix sizes, the QR decomposition provides a tractable alternative. Under the assumption that it is a rank-revealing QR (RRQR), the approximation error incurred is similar to the POD error; furthermore, the authors show the existence of an RRQR with exactly the same error estimate as POD. To numerically realize an RRQR decomposition, they discuss the (iterative) modified Gram Schmidt with pivoting and reduced basis methods. They show that these two seemingly different approaches are equivalent. They then describe an MPI/OpenMP parallel code that implements one of the QR-based model reduction algorithms analyzed, and document the codes scalability for large problems, such as gravitational waves, and demonstrate excellent scalability up to 32,768 cores and, for complex dense matrices, as large as 10,000x3,276,800.
application program interfaces, approximation theory, iterative methods, matrix algebra, reduced order systems

H. Antil, D. Chen and S. Field, "A Note on QR-Based Model Reduction: Algorithm, Software, and Gravitational Wave Applications," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 10-25, 2018.
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