# A Randomized Algorithm for Preconditioner Selection

1 Aug 2019Conner DiPaoloWeiqing Gu

The task of choosing a preconditioner $\boldsymbol{M}$ to use when solving a linear system $\boldsymbol{Ax}=\boldsymbol{b}$ with iterative methods is difficult. For instance, even if one has access to a collection $\boldsymbol{M}_1,\boldsymbol{M}_2,\ldots,\boldsymbol{M}_n$ of candidate preconditioners, it is currently unclear how to practically choose the $\boldsymbol{M}_i$ which minimizes the number of iterations of an iterative algorithm to achieve a suitable approximation to $\boldsymbol{x}$... (read more)

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