Initializes a generalized scatter from one vector to another for GPU based computation.


#include "petscvec.h"    
PETSC_EXTERN PetscErrorCode VecScatterInitializeForGPU(VecScatter inctx,Vec x)

Input Parameters

inctx - scatter context generated by VecScatterCreate()
x - the vector from which we scatter

Level: intermediate


Effectively, this function creates all the necessary indexing buffers and work vectors needed to move only those data points in a vector which need to be communicated across ranks. This is done at the first time this function is called. Currently, this only used in the context of the parallel SpMV call in MatMult_MPIAIJCUSPARSE.

This function is executed before the call to MatMult. This enables the memory transfers to be overlapped with the MatMult SpMV kernel call.

See Also

VecScatterFinalizeForGPU(), VecScatterCreate(), VecScatterEnd()