KKTDirect

KKTDirect: a direct solver package for saddle-point ( KKT ) matrices An ordering method and accompanying factorization for the direct solution of saddle-point matrices (also known as KKT or equilibrium matrices) is presented. A simple constraint on ordering together with an assumption on the rank of parts of the matrix are sufficient to guarantee the existence of the LDL^T factorization, stability concerns aside. In fact, D may be taken to be a diagonal matrix with +/-1 along the diagonal, and be fully determined prior to factorization, giving rise to a ”signed Cholesky” factorization. A modified minimum-degree-like algorithm which incorporates this constraint is demonstrated, along with a simple algorithm to modify an existing fill-reducing ordering to respect the constraint. While a stability analysis is lacking, numerical experiments indicate that this is generally sufficient to avoid the need for numerical pivoting during factorization, with clear benefits for performance possible. For example, a highly efficient Cholesky factorization routine, based on separate symbolic and numerical phases and possibly exploiting supernodes, can be easily adapted to this more general class of matrices.

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  1. Mattingley, Jacob; Boyd, Stephen: Automatic code generation for real-time convex optimization (2010)