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Sets the overlap between a pair of subdomains for the additive Schwarz preconditioner. Either all or no processors in the PC communicator must call this routine. If MatIncreaseOverlap is used, use option -mat_increase_overlap when the problem size large.


#include "petscpc.h" 
PetscErrorCode  PCASMSetOverlap(PC pc,PetscInt ovl)
Logically Collective on PC

Input Parameters

pc - the preconditioner context
ovl - the amount of overlap between subdomains (ovl >= 0, default value = 1)

Options Database Key

-pc_asm_overlap <ovl> -Sets overlap


By default the ASM preconditioner uses 1 block per processor. To use multiple blocks per perocessor, see PCASMSetTotalSubdomains() and PCASMSetLocalSubdomains() (and the option -pc_asm_blocks <blks>).

The overlap defaults to 1, so if one desires that no additional overlap be computed beyond what may have been set with a call to PCASMSetTotalSubdomains() or PCASMSetLocalSubdomains(), then ovl must be set to be 0. In particular, if one does not explicitly set the subdomains an application code, then all overlap would be computed internally by PETSc, and using an overlap of 0 would result in an ASM variant that is equivalent to the block Jacobi preconditioner.

Note that one can define initial index sets with any overlap via PCASMSetTotalSubdomains() or PCASMSetLocalSubdomains(); the routine PCASMSetOverlap() merely allows PETSc to extend that overlap further if desired.


PC, ASM, set, overlap

See Also

PCASMSetTotalSubdomains(), PCASMSetLocalSubdomains(), PCASMGetSubKSP(),
PCASMCreateSubdomains2D(), PCASMGetLocalSubdomains()

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