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Changes from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2
- Suppress error on id%SCHUR_CINTERFACE in mumps_driver.F when bound check is enabled and when using 2D block cyclic Schur complement feature (ICNTL(19)=2 or 3) from C or Matlab interfaces
- Problem of failed assertion in [SDCZ]MUMPS_TREAT_DESCBAND solved (static variable INODE_WAITED_FOR was not initialized and was not detected by valgrind)
- Correction of very minor memory leaks and access to uninitialized data
- A setting of INFO(1)=-1-17 should have been INFO(1)=-17
- Some settings of INFO(1)=-17 should have been INFO(1)=-20
- Suppress absolute tolerance 10^-20 in pivot selection for SYM=2; skip 2x2 pivot search if only 1 pivot candidate, avoid pivots that are subnormal numbers (their inverse is equal to infinity)
- Warning +2 now only occurs when solution is really close to 0
- Occasional bug in OOC and multiple instances solved
- Better selection of equations for bwd errors (W1 and W2) and better forward error estimates on some machines with 80-bit registers
- Improved users' guide (OOC files cleaning, permutation details, usage of multithreading, clarification of MegaByte unit)
- Cleaning of asynchronous messages after facto/solve was revisited and is more robust
- More robust suppression of integer overflow risk during solve for huge ICNTL(23)
- Improved performance of symbolic factorization in case of matrices with relatively dense rows and/or with large number of Lagrange multipliers
- Improved performance of numerical factorization phase during pivot search for symmetric indefinite matrices
- Use of -xcore-avx2 requires !DEC$ NOOPTIMIZE in MUMPS_BIT_GET4PROC with current versions of Intel compilers
- Suppressed some temporary array creation and implicit conversions
Changes from 5.0.0 to 5.0.1
- Iterative refinement convergence check corrected (problem introduced in 5.0.0)
- Used communicator provided by user instead of MPI_COMM_WORLD in two places (parallel analysis only)
- Matlab interface patched to avoid memory corruption in some situations (Schur, colsca/rowsca management)
- Corrected a case of error not properly processed which could cause a segfault instead of a standard "-9" error, or an abort on "ERR: ERROR: NBROWS > NBROWF"
- Amalgamation without fill forced for single children
- (rare) segfault related to assemblies of delayed columns in scalapack root node corrected
- Automatic strategy for ordering choice improved
- Further improvements to userguide (mainly iterative refinement, error analysis, discard factors and forward elimination during factorization)
- Error -51 also raised in case of integer overflow during parallel analysis
Changes from 4.10.0 to 5.0.0
- Userguide revisited
- Compatibility with metis 5.1.0/parmetis 4.0.3, and with scotch/pt-scotch 6.0
- Matlab interface updated (scaling vectors (COLSCA, ROWSCA) and A-1 feature ICNTL(30) are now available)
- Improved sequential and parallel performance for computing selected entries of A-1 (ICNTL(30))
- Workspace for solve phase, of size B x N per processor (B: block size controlled by ICNTL(27)) divided by almost #procs. Default value of B increased.
- Parallel symmetric indefinite elemental matrices: improved numerical behaviour
- Performance of solve phase improved
- Finer control of error analysis and iterative refinement (ICNTL(11))
- Memory for analysis phase (mapping) reduced.
- Better support for 64-bit integers (see INSTALL file)
- Error raised instead of silent integer overflow during analysis (but not during external orderings)
- Improvements and corrections to parallel analysis (ICNTL(28)), deterministic graph construction forced with -DDETERMINISTIC_PARALLEL_GRAPH
- Forward elimination (ICNTL(32)) can be done during factorization
- Possibility to use a workspace (WK_USER, LWK_USER) allocated by user
- Very occasional numerical bug in parallel out-of-core case corrected (thanks to EDF and Samtech for the validation)
- More efficient processing of sparse right-hand-sides (see ICNTL(20))
- Count for entries in factors now include parallel root node
- Amalgamation of the assembly tree revisited
- Scaling arrays (COLSCA, ROWSCA) also returned at C interface level
- OOC_NB_FILE_TYPE is part of the MUMPS structure, for a better management of multiple OOC instances
- Warning +2 set only once (could lead to incorrect +4 in case of iterative refinement + error analysis)
- Warning +4 has disappeared from documentation (since it was never occurring -- JCN never modified on exit)
- Error code -16 now raised for the case N=0 even on distributed matrices (thanks to P.Jolivet for noticing this)
- Use BLAS3 routines for efficiency even in case of BLAS2 operations (-DMUMPS_USE_BLAS2 allows the use of BLAS2 routines for such operations)
- Message "problem with NIV2_FLOPS message" should no more occur (there was still an occasional problem in 4.10.0)
- Improved determinant computation (ICNTL(33)) in case of singular matrix + scaling (where zero pivots are excluded)
- Trace ' PANEL: INIT and force STRAT_IO=' suppressed
- Some OpenMP directives added (multithreaded BLAS still needed)
- Later allocation of strips of distributed fronts with improved locality
- Front factorization algorithms redesigned (two levels of panels)
- Null pivot (ICNTL(24)) and null space detection ICNTL(25)) improved for unsymmetric matrices
- Fortran automatic arrays (e.g. in mumps_static_mapping.F) suppressed to avoid risks of stack overflows
- Routine names and filenames changed
Changes from 4.9.2 to 4.10.0
- Modified variable names and variable contents in Make.inc/Makefile* for Windows (Makefile.inc from an older version needs modifications, please do a diff)
- Option to discard factors during factorization when not needed (ICNTL(31))
- Option to compute the determinant (ICNTL(33))
- Experimental "A-1" functionality (ICNTL(30))
- Matlab interface updated for 64-bit machines
- Improved users' guide
- Suppressed a memory leak occurring when Scalapack is used and user does loops on JOB=6 without JOB=-2/JOB=-1 in-between
- Avoid occasional deadlock with huge values of ICNTL(14)
- Avoid problem of -17 error code during solve phase
- Avoid checking association of pointer arrays ISOL_loc and SOL_loc on procs with no components of solution (small problems)
- Some data structures were not free at the end of the parallel analysis. Bug fixed.
- Fixed unsafe test of overflow "IF (WFLG+N .LE. WFLG)"
- Large Schur complements sent by blocks if ICNTL(19)=1 (but options ICNTL(19)=2 or 3 are recommended when Schur complement is large)
- Corrected problem with sparse RHS + unsymmetric permutation + transpose solve (problem appeared in 4.9)
- Case where ICNTL(19)=2 or 3 and small value of SIZE_SCHUR causing problems in parallel solved.
- In case an error is detected, solved occasional problem of deallocating non-allocated local array PERM.
- Correction in computation of matrix norm in complex arithmetic (MPI_COMPLEX was used in place of MPI_REAL in MPI_REDUCE)
- Scaling works on singular matrices
- Compilation problem with -i8 solved
- MUMPS_INT used in OOC layer to facilitate compilation with 64 bit integers
Changes from 4.9.1 to 4.9.2
- Compressed orderings (ICNTL(12)=2) are now compatible with PORD and PT-Scotch
- Mapping problem on large numbers of MPI processes, leading to INFOG(1)=-135 on "special" matrices solved (problem appeared in 4.9.1)
Changes from 4.9 to 4.9.1
- Balancing on the processors of both work and memory improved. In a parallel environment memory consumption should be reduced and performance improved
- Modification of the amalgamation to solve both the problem of small root nodes and the problem of tiny nodes implying too many small MPI messages
- Corrected bug occurring on big-endian environments when passing a 64-bit integer argument in place of 32-bit one. This was causing problems in parallel, when ScaLAPACK is used, on IBM machines.
- Internal ERROR 2 in MUMPS_271 now impossible (was already not happening in practice)
- Solved compiler warnings (or even errors) related to the order of the declarations of arrays and array sizes
- Parallel analysis: fixed the problem due to the invocation of the size function on non-allocated pointers, corrected a bug due to initialization of pointers in the declaration statements, and improved the Makefiles
- Corrected bug in the reallocation of arrays
- Corrected several accesses to uninitialized variables
- Internal Error (4) in OOC (MUMPS_597) no more occurs
- Suppressed possible printing of "Internal WARNING 1 in CMUMPS_274"
- (Minor) numerical pivoting problem in parallel LDLt solved
- Estimated flops corrected when SYM=2 and Scalapack is used (because we use LU on the root node, not LDLt, in that case)
- Scaling option effectively used is now returned in INFOG(33) and ICNTL(8) is no more modified by the package
- INFO(25) is now correctly documented, new statistic INFO(27) added
Changes from 4.8.4 to 4.9
- Parallel analysis available
- Use of 64-bit integer addressing for large internal workarrays
- overflow in computation of INFO(9) in out-of-core corrected
- fixed Matlab and Scilab interfaces to sparse RHS functionality
- time cost of analysis reduced for "optimisation" matrices
- time to gather solution on processor 0 reduced and automatic copying of some routine arguments by some compilers resolved.
- extern "C" added to header file mpi.h of libseq for C++ compilers
- Problem with NZ_loc=0 and scaling with ifort 10 solved
- Statistics about current state of the factorization produced/printed even in case of error.
- Avoid using complex arrays as real workspace (complex versions)
- New error code -40 (instead of -10) when SYM=1 is used and ScaLAPACK detects a negative pivot
- Solved problem of "Internal error 1" in [SDCZ]MUMPS_264 and [SDCZ]MUMPS_274
- Solved undeterministic bug occurring with asynchronous OOC + panels when uninitialized memory access had value -7777
- Fixed a remaining problem with OOC filenames having more than 150 characters
- Fixed some problems related to the usage of intrinsic functions inside PARAMETER statements (HP-UX compilers)
- Fixed problem of explicit interface in [SDCZ]MUMPS_521
- Out-of-core strategy from 4.7.3 can be reactivated with -DOLD_OOC_NOPANEL
- Message "problem with NIV2_FLOPS message" should no more occur
- Avoid compilation problem with old versions of gfortran
Changes from 4.8.3 to 4.8.4
- Absolute threshold criterion for null pivot detection added to CNTL(3)
- Problems related to messages "Increase small buffer size ..." solved.
- New option for ICNTL(8) to scale matrices. Default scaling cheaper to compute
- Problem of filename clash with unsymmetric matrices on Windows platforms solved
- Allow for longer filenames for temporary OOC files
- Strategy to update blocksize during factorization of frontal matrices modified to avoid too large messages during pipelined factorization (that could lead to a -17 error code)
- Messages corresponding to delayed pivots can now be sent in several packets. This avoids some other cases of error -17
- One rare case of deadlock solved
- Corrected values and sign of INFO(8) and INFO(20)
Changes from 4.8.2 to 4.8.3
- Fix compilation issues on Windows platforms
- Fix ranlib issue with libseq on MacOSX platforms
- Fix a few problems of uninitialized variables
Changes from 4.8.1 to 4.8.2
- Problem of wrong argument in the call to [sdcz]mumps_246 solved
- Limit occurrence of error -11 in the in-core case
- Problem with the use of SIZE on an unassociated pointer solved
- Problem with distributed solution combined with non-working host solved
- Fix generation of MM matrices
- Fix of a minor bug in OOC error management
- Fix portability issues on usleep
Changes from 4.8.0 to 4.8.1
- New distributed scaling is now on by default for distributed matrices
- Error management corrected in case of 32-bit overflow during factorization
- SEPARATOR is now defined as "\\" in Windows version
- Bug fix in OOC panel version
Changes from 4.7.3 to 4.8.0
- Parallel scalings algorithms available
- Possibility to dump a matrix in matrix-market format from both C and Fortran interfaces
- Correction when dumping a distributed matrix in matrix-market format
- Minor numerical stability problem in some LDL^t parallel factorizations corrected.
- Memory usage significantly reduced in both parallel and sequential (limit communication buffers, in-place assembly for assembled matrices, overlapping during stack).
- Better alignment properties of mumps_struc.h
- Reduced time for static mapping during the analysis phase.
- Correction in dynamic scheduler
- "Internal error 2 in DMUMPS_26" no more occurs, even if SIZE_SCHUR=0
- Corrections in the management of ICNTL(25), some useful code was protected with -Dtry_null_space and not compiled.
- Scaling arrays are now declared real even in complex versions
- Out-of-core functionality storing factors on disk
- Possibility to tell MUMPS how much memory the package is allowed to allocate (ICNTL(23))
- Estimated and effective number of entries in factors returned to user
- API change: MAXS and MAXIS have disappeared from the interface, please use ICNTL(14) and ICNTL(23) to control the memory usage
- Error code -11 raised less often, especially in out-of-core executions
- Error code -14 should no more occur
- Memory used at the solve phase is now returned to the user
- Possibility to control the blocking size for multiple right-hand sides (strong impact on performance, in particular for out-of-core executions)
- Solved problems of 32-bit integer overflows during analysis related to memory estimations.
- New error code -37 related to integer overflows during factorization
- Compile one single arithmetic with make s, make d, make c or make z, examples are now in examples/, test/ has disappeared.
- Arithmetic-independent parts are isolated into a libmumps_common.a, that must now be linked too (see examples/Makefile).
Changes from 4.7.2 to 4.7.3
- detection of null pivots for unsymmetric matrices corrected
- improved pivoting in parallel symmetric solver
- possible problem when Schur on and out-of-core : Schur was splitted
- type of parameters of intrinsic function MAX not compatible in single precision arithmetic versions.
- minor changes for Windows
- correction with reduced RHS functionality in parallel case
Changes from 4.7.1 to 4.7.2
- negative loads suppressed in mumps distribution
Changes from 4.7 to 4.7.1
- Release number in Fortran interface corrected
- "Negative load !!" message replaced by a warning
Changes from 4.6.4 to 4.7
- New functionality: build reduced RHS / use partial solution
- New functionality: detection of zero pivots
- Memory reduced (especially communication buffers)
- Problem of integer overflow "MEMORY_SENT" corrected
- Error code -20 used when receive buffer too small (instead of -17 in some cases)
- Erroneous memory access with singular matrices (since 4.6.3) corrected
- Minor bug correction in hybrid scheduler
- Parallel solution step uses less memory
- Performance and memory usage of solution step improved
- String containing the version number now available as a component of the MUMPS structure
- Case of error "-9964" has disappeared
Changes from 4.6.3 to 4.6.4
- Avoid name clashes (F_INT, ...) when C interface is used and user wants to include, say, smumps_c.h, zmumps_c.h (etc.) at the same time
- Avoid large array copies (by some compilers) in distributed matrix entry functionality
- Default ordering less dependent on number of processors
- New garbage collector for contribution blocks
- Original matrix in "arrowhead form" on candidate processors only (assembled case)
- Corrected bug occurring rarely, on large number of processors, and that depended on value of uninitialized data
- Parallel LDL^t factorization numerically improved
- Less memory allocation in mapping phase (in some cases)
Changes from 4.6.2 to 4.6.3
- Reduced memory usage for symmetric matrices (compressed CB)
- Reduced memory allocation for parallel executions
- Scheduler parameters for parallel executions modified
- Memory estimates (that were too large) corrected with 2Dcyclic Schur complement option
- Portability improved (C/Fortran interfacing for strings)
- The situation leading to Warning "RHS associated in MUMPS_301" no more occurs.
- Parameters INFO/RINFO from the Scilab/Matlab API are now called INFOG/RINFOG in order to match the MUMPS user's guide.
Changes from 4.6.1 to 4.6.2
- Metis ordering now available with Schur option
- Schur functionality correctly working with Scilab interface
- Occasional SIGBUS problem on single precision versions corrected
Changes from 4.6 to 4.6.1
- Problem with hybrid scheduler and elemental matrix entry corrected
- Improved numerical processing of symmetric matrices with quasi-dense rows
- Better use of Blacs/Scalapack on processor grids smaller than MPI_COMM_WORLD
- Block sizes improved for large symmetric matrices
Changes from 4.5.6 to 4.6
- Official release with Scilab and Matlab interfaces available
- Correction in 2x2 pivots for symmetric indefinite complex matrices
- New hybrid scheduler active by default
Changes from 4.5.5 to 4.5.6
- Preliminary developments for an out-of-core code (not yet available)
- Improvement in parallel symmetric indefinite solver
- Preliminary distribution of a SCILAB and a MATLAB interface to MUMPS.
Changes from 4.5.4 to 4.5.5
- Improved tree management
- Improved weighted matching preprocessing: duplicates allowed, overflow avoided, dense rows
- Improved strategy for selecting default ordering
- Improved node amalgamation
Changes from 4.5.3 to 4.5.4
- Double complex version no more depends on double precision version.
- Simplification of some complex indirections in mumps_cv.F that were causing difficultiels to some compilers.
Changes from 4.5.2 to 4.5.3
- Correction of a minor problem leading to INFO(1)=-135 in some cases.
Changes from 4.5.1 to 4.5.2
- correction of two uninitialized variables in proportional mapping
Changes from 4.5.0 to 4.5.1
- better management of contribution messages
- minor modifications in symmetric preprocessing step
Changes from 4.4.0 to 4.5.0
- improved numerical features for symmetric indefinite matrices
- two-by-two pivots
- symmetric scaling
- ordering based on compressed graph preserving two by two pivots
- constrained ordering
- 2D cyclic Schur better validated
- problems resulting from automatic array copies done by compiler corrected
- reduced memory requirement for maximum transversal features
Changes from 4.3.4 to 4.4.0
- 2D block cyclic Schur complement matrix
- symmetric indefinite matrices better handled
- Right-hand side vectors can be sparse
- Solution can be kept distributed on the processors
- METIS allowed for element-entry
- Parallel performance and memory usage improved:
- load is updated more often for type 2 nodes
- scheduling under memory constraints
- reduced message sizes in symmetric case
- some linear searches avoided when sending contributions
- Avoid array copies in the call to the partial mapping routine (candidates); such copies appeared with intel compiler version 8.0.
- Workaround MPI_AllReduce problem with booleans if mpich and MUMPS are compiled with different compilers
- Reduced message sizes for CB blocks in symmetric case
- Various minor improvements
Changes from 4.3.3 to 4.3.4
- Copies of some large CB blocks suppressed in local assemblies from child to parent
- gathering of solution optimized in solve phase
Changes from 4.3.2 to 4.3.3
- Control parameters of symbolic factorization modified.
- Global distribution time and arrowheads computation slightly optimized.
- Multiple Right-Hand-Side implemented.
Changes from 4.3.1 to 4.3.2
- Thresholds for symbolic factorization modified.
- Use merge sort for candidates (faster)
- User's communicator copied when entering MUMPS
- Code to free CB areas factorized in various places
- One array suppressed in solve phase
Changes from 4.3 to 4.3.1
- Memory leaks in PORD corrected
- Minor compilation problem on T3E solved
- Avoid taking into account absolute criterion CNTL(3) for partial LDLt factorization when whole column is known (relative stability is enough).
- Symbol MPI_WTICK removed from mpif.h
- Bug wrt inertia computation INFOG(12) corrected
Changes from 4.2beta to 4.3
- C INTERFACE CHANGE: comm_fortran must be defined from the calling program, since MUMPS uses a Fortran communicator (see user guide).
- LAPACK library is no more required
- User guide improved
- Default ordering changed
- Return number of negative diagonal elements in LDLt factorization (except for root node if treated in parallel)
- Rank-revealing options no more available by default
- Improved parallel performance
- new incremental mechanism for load information
- new communicator dedicated to load information
- improved candidate strategy
- improved management of SMP platforms
- Include files can be used in both free and fixed forms
- Bug fixes:
- some uninitialized values
- pbs with size of data on t3e
- minor problems corrected with distributed matrix entry
- count of negative pivots corrected
- AMD for element entries
- symbolic factorization
- memory leak in tree reordering and in solve step
- Solve step uses less memory (and should be more efficient)
Changes from 4.1.6 to 4.2beta
- More precisions available (single, double, complex, double complex).
- Uniprocessor version available (doesn't require MPI installed)
- Interface changes (Users of MUMPS 4.1.6 will have to slightly
modify their codes):
- MUMPS -> ZMUMPS, CMUMPS, SMUMPS, DMUMPS depending the precision
- the Schur complement matrix should now be allocated by the user before the call to MUMPS
- NEW: C interface available.
- ICNTL(6)=6 in 4.1.6 (automatic choice) is now ICNTL(6)=7 in 4.2
- Tighter integration of new ordering packages (for assembled matrices),
see the description of ICNTL(7):
- Memory usage decreased and memory scalability improved.
- Problem when using multiple instances solved.
- Various improvments and bug fixes.
Changes from 4.1.4 to 4.1.6
- Modifications/Tuning done by P.Amestoy during his visit at NERSC.
- Additional memory and communication statistics.
- minor pbs solved.
Changes from 4.0.4 to 4.1.4
- Tuning on Cray T3e (and minor debugging)
- Improved strategy for asynchronous communications (irecv during factorization)
- Improved Dynamic scheduling and splitting strategies
- New maximal transversal strategies
- New Option (default) automatic decision for scaling and maximum transversal
|Release 5.0.1||: July 2015|
|Release 5.0.0||: February 2015|
|Release 4.10.0||: May 2011|
|Release 4.9.2||: November 2009|
|Release 4.9.1||: October 2009|
|Release 4.9||: July 2009|
|Release 4.8.4||: December 2008|
|Release 4.8.3||: September 2008|
|Release 4.8.2||: September 2008|
|Release 4.8.1||: August 2008|
|Release 4.8.0||: July 2008|
|Release 4.7.3||: May 2007|
|Release 4.7.2||: April 2007|
|Release 4.7.1||: April 2007|
|Release 4.7||: April 2007|
|Release 4.6.4||: January 2007|
|Release 4.6.3||: June 2006|
|Release 4.6.2||: April 2006|
|Release 4.6.1||: February 2006|
|Release 4.6||: January 2006|
|Release 4.5.6||: December 2005, internal release|
|Release 4.5.5||: October 2005|
|Release 4.5.4||: September 2005|
|Release 4.5.3||: September 2005|
|Release 4.5.2||: September 2005|
|Release 4.5.1||: September 2005|
|Release 4.5.0||: July 2005|
|Releases 4.3.3 -- 4.4.3||: internal releases|
|Release 4.3.2||: November 2003|
|Release 4.3.1||: October 2003|
|Release 4.3||: July 2003|
|Release 4.2 (beta)||: December 2002|
|Release 4.1.6||: March 2000|
|Release 4.0.4||: Wed Sept 22, 1999 <-- Final version from PARASOL|