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GraphColoring Namespace Reference




template<typename Iterator >
std::vector< std::vector< Iterator > > make_graph_coloring (const Iterator &begin, const typename identity< Iterator >::type &end, const std::function< std::vector< types::global_dof_index >(const typename identity< Iterator >::type &)> &get_conflict_indices)
unsigned int color_sparsity_pattern (const SparsityPattern &sparsity_pattern, std::vector< unsigned int > &color_indices)

Detailed Description

A namespace containing functions that can color graphs.

Function Documentation

◆ make_graph_coloring()

template<typename Iterator >
std::vector<std::vector<Iterator> > GraphColoring::make_graph_coloring ( const Iterator &  begin,
const typename identity< Iterator >::type &  end,
const std::function< std::vector< types::global_dof_index >(const typename identity< Iterator >::type &)> &  get_conflict_indices 

Create a partitioning of the given range of iterators so that iterators that point to conflicting objects will be placed into different partitions, where the question whether two objects conflict is determined by a user-provided function.

This function can also be considered as a graph coloring: each object pointed to by an iterator is considered to be a node and there is an edge between each two nodes that conflict. The graph coloring algorithm then assigns a color to each node in such a way that two nodes connected by an edge do not have the same color.

A typical use case for this function is in assembling a matrix in parallel. There, one would like to assemble local contributions on different cells at the same time (an operation that is purely local and so requires no synchronization) but then we need to add these local contributions to the global matrix. In general, the contributions from different cells may be to the same matrix entries if the cells share degrees of freedom and, consequently, can not happen at the same time unless we want to risk a race condition (see Thus, we call these two cells in conflict, and we can only allow operations in parallel from cells that do not conflict. In other words, two cells are in conflict if the set of matrix entries (for example characterized by the rows) have a nonempty intersection.

In this generality, computing the graph of conflicts would require calling a function that determines whether two iterators (or the two objects they represent) conflict, and calling it for every pair of iterators, i.e., \(\frac 12 N (N-1)\) times. This is too expensive in general. A better approach is to require a user-defined function that returns for every iterator it is called for a set of indicators of some kind that characterize a conflict; two iterators are in conflict if their conflict indicator sets have a nonempty intersection. In the example of assembling a matrix, the conflict indicator set would contain the indices of all degrees of freedom on the cell pointed to (in the case of continuous Galerkin methods) or the union of indices of degree of freedom on the current cell and all cells adjacent to the faces of the current cell (in the case of discontinuous Galerkin methods, because there one computes face integrals coupling the degrees of freedom connected by a common face – see step-12).

The conflict set returned by the user defined function passed as third argument needs to accurately describe all degrees of freedom for which anything is written into the matrix or right hand side. In other words, if the writing happens through a function like AffineConstraints::copy_local_to_global(), then the set of conflict indices must actually contain not only the degrees of freedom on the current cell, but also those they are linked to by constraints such as hanging nodes.

In other situations, the conflict indicator sets may represent something different altogether – it is up to the caller of this function to describe what it means for two iterators to conflict. Given this, computing conflict graph edges can be done significantly more cheaply than with \({\cal O}(N^2)\) operations.

In any case, the result of the function will be so that iterators whose conflict indicator sets have overlap will not be assigned to the same color.

The algorithm used in this function is described in a paper by Turcksin, Kronbichler and Bangerth, see workstream_paper.
[in]beginThe first element of a range of iterators for which a coloring is sought.
[in]endThe element past the end of the range of iterators.
[in]get_conflict_indicesA user defined function object returning a set of indicators that are descriptive of what represents a conflict. See above for a more thorough discussion.
A set of sets of iterators (where sets are represented by std::vector for efficiency). Each element of the outermost set corresponds to the iterators pointing to objects that are in the same partition (have the same color) and consequently do not conflict. The elements of different sets may conflict.

Definition at line 540 of file graph_coloring.h.

◆ color_sparsity_pattern()

unsigned int GraphColoring::color_sparsity_pattern ( const SparsityPattern sparsity_pattern,
std::vector< unsigned int > &  color_indices 

GraphColoring::color_sparsity_pattern, a wrapper function for SparsityTools::color_sparsity_pattern, is an alternate method for coloring using graph connections represented by SparsityPattern. For further details, refer to SparsityTools::color_sparsity_pattern.

Definition at line 24 of file