TY - JOUR

T1 - An algorithm for automatically selecting a suitable verification method for linear systems

AU - Ozaki, Katsuhisa

AU - Ogita, Takeshi

AU - Oishi, Shin'ichi

PY - 2011/3/1

Y1 - 2011/3/1

N2 - Several methods have been proposed to calculate a rigorous error bound of an approximate solution of a linear system by floating-point arithmetic. These methods are called 'verification methods'. Applicable range of these methods are different. It depends mainly on the condition number and the dimension of the coefficient matrix whether such methods succeed to work or not. In general, however, the condition number is not known in advance. If the dimension or the condition number is large to some extent, then Oishi-Rump's method, which is known as the fastest verification method for this purpose, may fail. There are more robust verification methods whose computational cost is larger than the Oishi-Rump's one. It is not so efficient to apply such robust methods to well-conditioned problems. The aim of this paper is to choose a suitable verification method whose computational cost is minimum to succeed. First in this paper, four fast verification methods for linear systems are briefly reviewed. Next, a compromise method between Oishi-Rump's and Ogita-Oishi's one is developed. Then, an algorithm which automatically and efficiently chooses an appropriate verification method from five verification methods is proposed. The proposed algorithm does as much work as necessary to calculate error bounds of approximate solutions of linear systems. Finally, numerical results are presented.

AB - Several methods have been proposed to calculate a rigorous error bound of an approximate solution of a linear system by floating-point arithmetic. These methods are called 'verification methods'. Applicable range of these methods are different. It depends mainly on the condition number and the dimension of the coefficient matrix whether such methods succeed to work or not. In general, however, the condition number is not known in advance. If the dimension or the condition number is large to some extent, then Oishi-Rump's method, which is known as the fastest verification method for this purpose, may fail. There are more robust verification methods whose computational cost is larger than the Oishi-Rump's one. It is not so efficient to apply such robust methods to well-conditioned problems. The aim of this paper is to choose a suitable verification method whose computational cost is minimum to succeed. First in this paper, four fast verification methods for linear systems are briefly reviewed. Next, a compromise method between Oishi-Rump's and Ogita-Oishi's one is developed. Then, an algorithm which automatically and efficiently chooses an appropriate verification method from five verification methods is proposed. The proposed algorithm does as much work as necessary to calculate error bounds of approximate solutions of linear systems. Finally, numerical results are presented.

KW - Linear systems

KW - Verified computation

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U2 - 10.1007/s11075-010-9389-6

DO - 10.1007/s11075-010-9389-6

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:79951851422

SN - 1017-1398

VL - 56

SP - 363

EP - 382

JO - Numerical Algorithms

JF - Numerical Algorithms

IS - 3

ER -