In this paper, we consider the matrices approximated in H 2 format. The direct solution, as well as the preconditioning of systems with such matrices, is a challenging problem. We propose a non-extensive sparse factorization of the H 2 matrix that allows to substitute direct H 2 solution with the solution of the system with an equivalent sparse matrix of the same size. The sparse factorization is constructed of parameters of the H 2 matrix. In the numerical experiments, we show the consistency of this approach in comparison with the other approximate block low-rank hierarchical solvers, such as HODLR , H2Lib , and IFMM .
- H matrix
- Sparse factorization