How fast the Laplace equation was solved in 1995

E.F.F. Botta, K. Dekker, Y. Notay, A. van der Ploeg, C. Vuik, F.W. Wubs

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On the occasion of the third centenary of the appointment of Johann Bernoulli at the University of Groningen, a number of linear systems solvers for some Laplace-like equations have been compared during a one-day workshop. CPU times of several advanced solvers measured on the same computer (an HP-755 workstation) are presented, which makes it possible to draw clear conclusions about the performance of these solvers. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-455
Number of pages17
JournalApplied numerical mathematics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep-1997


  • benchmark
  • iterative methods
  • direct methods
  • multi-level methods
  • preconditioning
  • incomplete LU
  • Krylov subspace methods

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