**petsc-dev 2014-09-02**

# MATCOLORINGGREEDY

Greedy-with-conflict correction based Matrix Coloring for distance 1 and 2.

### Notes

These algorithms proceed in two phases -- local coloring and conflict resolution. The local coloring
tentatively colors all vertices at the distance required given what's known of the global coloring. Then,
the updated colors are transferred to different processors at distance one. In the distance one case, each
vertex with nonlocal neighbors is then checked to see if it conforms, with the vertex being
marked for recoloring if its lower weight than its same colored neighbor. In the distance two case,
each boundary vertex's immediate star is checked for validity of the coloring. Lower-weight conflict
vertices are marked, and then the conflicts are gathered back on owning processors. In both cases
this is done until each column has received a valid color.

### References

Bozdag et al. "A Parallel Distance-2 Graph Coloring Algorithm for Distributed Memory Computers"
HPCC'05 Proceedings of the First international conference on High Performance Computing and Communications
Pages 796--806

### See Also

MatColoringCreate(), MatColoring, MatColoringSetType()

**Level:**beginner

Location:src/mat/color/impls/greedy/greedy.c

Index of all MatOrderings routines

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