# HPL_pdpancrN man page

HPL_pdpancrN — Crout panel factorization.

## Synopsis

**#include "hpl.h"**

**void HPL_pdpancrN( HPL_T_panel *** *PANEL*, **const int** *M*, **const int** *N*, **const int** *ICOFF*, **double *** *WORK* **);**

## Description

**HPL_pdpancrN** factorizes a panel of columns that is a sub-array of a larger one-dimensional panel A using the Crout variant of the usual one-dimensional algorithm. The lower triangular N0-by-N0 upper block of the panel is stored in no-transpose form (i.e. just like the input matrix itself).

Bi-directional exchange is used to perform the swap::broadcast operations at once for one column in the panel. This results in a lower number of slightly larger messages than usual. On P processes and assuming bi-directional links, the running time of this function can be approximated by (when N is equal to N0):

N0 * log_2( P ) * ( lat + ( 2*N0 + 4 ) / bdwth ) +

N0^2 * ( M - N0/3 ) * gam2-3

where M is the local number of rows of the panel, lat and bdwth are the latency and bandwidth of the network for double precision real words, and gam2-3 is an estimate of the Level 2 and Level 3 BLAS rate of execution. The recursive algorithm allows indeed to almost achieve Level 3 BLAS performance in the panel factorization. On a large number of modern machines, this operation is however latency bound, meaning that its cost can be estimated by only the latency portion N0 * log_2(P) * lat. Mono-directional links will double this communication cost.

Note that one iteration of the the main loop is unrolled. The local computation of the absolute value max of the next column is performed just after its update by the current column. This allows to bring the current column only once through cache at each step. The current implementation does not perform any blocking for this sequence of BLAS operations, however the design allows for plugging in an optimal (machine-specific) specialized BLAS-like kernel. This idea has been suggested to us by Fred Gustavson, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

## Arguments

- PANEL (local input/output) HPL_T_panel *
On entry, PANEL points to the data structure containing the panel information.

- M (local input) const int
On entry, M specifies the local number of rows of sub(A).

- N (local input) const int
On entry, N specifies the local number of columns of sub(A).

- ICOFF (global input) const int
On entry, ICOFF specifies the row and column offset of sub(A) in A.

- WORK (local workspace) double *
On entry, WORK is a workarray of size at least 2*(4+2*N0).

## See Also

**HPL_dlocmax** (3), **HPL_dlocswpN** (3), **HPL_dlocswpT** (3), **HPL_pdmxswp** (3), **HPL_pdpancrT** (3), **HPL_pdpanllN** (3), **HPL_pdpanllT** (3), **HPL_pdpanrlN** (3), **HPL_pdpanrlT** (3).