Date of Award
Master of Science
Gregory Peterson, Charles Cao
Scientific computing often requires solving systems of linear equations. Most software pack- ages for solving large-scale linear systems use Gaussian elimination methods such as LU- decomposition. An alternative method, recently introduced by K. Habgood and I. Arel, involves an application of Cramer’s Rule and Chio’s condensation to achieve a better per- forming system for solving linear systems on parallel computing platforms. This thesis describes an implementation of this algorithm on an nVidia graphics processor card us- ing the CUDA language. Increased performance, relative to the serial implementation, is demonstrated, paving the way for future parallel realizations of the scheme.
West, Rosanne Lane, "GPU Implementation of a Novel Approach to Cramer’s Algorithm for Solving Large Scale Linear Systems. " Master's Thesis, University of Tennessee, 2010.