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By Vijaya Ramachandran (auth.), Michael T. Heath, Abhiram Ranade, Robert S. Schreiber (eds.)

This IMA quantity in arithmetic and its functions ALGORITHMS FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING is predicated at the lawsuits of a workshop that used to be an essential component of the 1996-97 IMA application on "MATHEMATICS IN HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING. " The workshop introduced jointly set of rules builders from conception, combinatorics, and clinical computing. the subjects ranged over versions, linear algebra, sorting, randomization, and graph algorithms and their research. We thank Michael T. Heath of collage of lllinois at Urbana (Com­ puter Science), Abhiram Ranade of the Indian Institute of know-how (Computer technological know-how and Engineering), and Robert S. Schreiber of Hewlett­ Packard Laboratories for his or her very good paintings in organizing the workshop and enhancing the lawsuits. We additionally take this chance to thank the nationwide technology Founda­ tion (NSF) and the military learn place of work (ARO), whose monetary help made the workshop attainable. A vner Friedman Robert Gulliver v PREFACE The Workshop on Algorithms for Parallel Processing was once held on the IMA September sixteen - 20, 1996; it was once the 1st workshop of the IMA yr devoted to the math of excessive functionality computing. The paintings­ store organizers have been Abhiram Ranade of The Indian Institute of Tech­ nology, Bombay, Michael Heath of the collage of Illinois, and Robert Schreiber of Hewlett Packard Laboratories. Our proposal used to be to assemble researchers who do leading edge, interesting, parallel algorithms study on a variety of issues, and through sharing insights, difficulties, instruments, and techniques to benefit anything of worth from one another.

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Elements within a block are allocated contiguously to improve spatial locality benefits, and blocks are allocated locally to processors that own them. See [29] for more details. We use two versions of LV that differ in their organization of the matrix data structure. The contiguous version of LU uses a four-dimensional array to represent the two-dimensional matrix, so that a block is contiguous in the virtual address space. It then allocates on each page the data of only one processor. The non-contiguous version uses a two-dimensional array to represent the matrix, so that successive subrows of a block are not contiguous with one another in the address space.

This facility can be used to accelerate home-based protocols by eliminating the need for diffs, leading to a protocol called automatic update release consistency or A URC [16]. Now, when a processor writes to pages that are remotely mapped (Le. writes to a page whose home memory is remote), these writes are automatically propagated in hardware and merged into the home page, which is thus always kept up to date. At a release, a processor simply needs to ensure that it's updates so far have been flushed to the home.

Overall performance improves, but not by much. In HLRC-4 with SMP nodes, data wait time is smaller and more balanced, but lock acquire costs, which dominate performance, remain expensive (163%, 261%, 312%), and imbalanced. The reduction in the number of remotely acquired locks due to the use of SMP nodes is not very large. 44 ANGELOS BILAS ET AL. The third group in this class contains applications where there is an improvement but of a different degree for A URC-4 and HLRC-4. These are Volrend (Figure 16), and Water-spatial (Figure 17).

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