Hi to all,

before a I started to use PLASMA I called LAPACK_sgesv() (LAPACK_dgesv())

to decompose dense matrices and to solve problems for various rhs.

These routines work in place and hence one can invert 100k (70k) eq within 48GB.

If there is enough memory to store the matrix twice, I loved to call sgesvx (dgesvx)

because they refine the solution, calculate condition, forward and backward errors.

My experiments with PLASMA show that LU decomposition can be done in place and

in parallel by PLASMA_sgetrf() (PLASMA_dgetrf).

(I failed to decompose in place by PLASMA_?gesv, PLASMA_?gesv_incpiv, PLASMA_?gelqf...)

The corresponding PLASMA solvers PLASMA_?getrs() however allocate the matrix memory a second

time, which forces me to choose a serial in place solver after decomposition if I run out of memory.

This doesnt hurt too much, since the effort for solving LUx=Py is only O(N^2). I was just wondering if there

is a better choice of a PLASMA_solver() which can do it in place.

regards Stephan