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STS-k: A Multilevel Sparse Triangular Solution Scheme for NUMA Multicores

Abstract : We consider techniques to improve the performance of parallel sparse triangular solution on non-uniform memory architecture multicores by extending earlier coloring and level set schemes for single-core multiprocessors. We develop STS-k, where k represents a small number of transformations for la-tency reduction from increased spatial and temporal locality of data accesses. We propose a graph model of data reuse to inform the development of STS-k and to prove that computing an optimal cost schedule is NP-complete. We observe significant speed-ups with STS-3 on 32-core Intel Westmere-Ex and 24-core AMD 'MagnyCours' processors. Incremental gains solely from the 3-level transformations in STS-3 for a fixed ordering, correspond to reductions in execution times by factors of 1.4(Intel) and 1.5(AMD) for level sets and 2(In-tel) and 2.2(AMD) for coloring. On average, execution times are reduced by a factor of 6(Intel) and 4(AMD) for STS-3 with coloring compared to a reference implementation using level sets.
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Humayun Kabir, Joshua Booth, Guillaume Aupy, Anne Benoit, Yves Robert, et al.. STS-k: A Multilevel Sparse Triangular Solution Scheme for NUMA Multicores. Proceedings of the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, 2015, Austin, TX, USA, November 15-20, 2015, Nov 2015, Austin, United States. pp.11, ⟨10.1145/2807591.2807667⟩. ⟨hal-01251937⟩

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