An out-of-core block Lanczos method with the OpenMP parallel scheme was developed to solve large spare damped eigenproblems. The symmetric generalized eigenproblem is first solved using the block Lanczos method with the preconditioned conjugate gradient (PCG) method, and the condensed damped eigenproblem is then solved to obtain the complex eigenvalues. Since the PCG solvers and out-of-core schemes are used, a large-scale eigenproblem can be solved using minimal computer memory. The out-of-core arrays only need to be read once in each Lanczos iteration, so the proposed method requires little extra CPU time. In addition, the second-level OpenMP parallel computation in the PCG solver is suggested to avoid using a large block size that often increases the number of iterations needed to achieve convergence.
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