Shared-Memory Parallelism Can Be Simple, Fast, and Scalable

Shared-Memory Parallelism Can Be Simple, Fast, and Scalable

ACM | English | 2017 | ISBN-10: 197000164X | 444 Pages | PDF | 14.08 mb
by Julian Shun (Author)

Parallelism is the key to achieving high performance in computing. However, writing efficient and scalable parallel programs is notoriously difficult, and often requires significant expertise. To address this challenge, it is crucial to provide programmers with high-level tools to enable them to develop solutions easily, and at the same time emphasize the theoretical and practical aspects of algorithm design to allow the solutions developed to run efficiently under many different settings. This thesis addresses this challenge using a three-pronged approach consisting of the design of shared-memory programming techniques, frameworks, and algorithms for important problems in computing. The thesis provides evidence that with appropriate programming techniques, frameworks, and algorithms, shared-memory programs can be simple, fast, and scalable, both in theory and in practice. The results developed in this thesis serve to ease the transition into the multicore era. The first part of this thesis introduces tools and techniques for deterministic parallel programming, including means for encapsulating nondeterminism via powerful commutative building blocks, as well as a novel framework for executing sequential iterative loops in parallel, which lead to deterministic parallel algorithms that are efficient both in theory and in practice. The second part of this thesis introduces Ligra, the first high-level shared memory framework for parallel graph traversal algorithms. The framework allows programmers to express graph traversal algorithms using very short and concise code, delivers performance competitive with that of highly-optimized code, and is up to orders of magnitude faster than existing systems designed for distributed memory. This part of the thesis also introduces Ligra+, which extends Ligra with graph compression techniques to reduce space usage and improve parallel performance at the same time, and is also the first graph processing system to support in-memory graph compression. The third and fourth parts of this thesis bridge the gap between theory and practice in parallel algorithm design by introducing the first algorithms for a variety of important problems on graphs and strings that are efficient both in theory and in practice. For example, the thesis develops the first linear-work and polylogarithmic-depth algorithms for suffix tree construction and graph connectivity that are also practical, as well as a work-efficient, polylogarithmic-depth, and cache-efficient shared-memory algorithm for triangle computations that achieves a 2-5x speedup over the best existing algorithms on 40 cores. This is a revised version of the thesis that won the 2015 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

Download:

http://longfiles.com/qhs7tefd0rtu/Shared-Memory_Parallelism_Can_Be_Simple,_Fast,_and_Scalable.pdf.html

[Fast Download] Shared-Memory Parallelism Can Be Simple, Fast, and Scalable


Ebooks related to "Shared-Memory Parallelism Can Be Simple, Fast, and Scalable" :
Winning Design!: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Design Patterns for Fun and Competition, Second Edition
Arduino: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Learn Arduino
Budget Computers: Guide to Upgrades
Arduino: Mastering Basic Arduino: The Complete Beginnerí»s Guide To Arduino
Raspberry Pi Supercomputing and Scientific Programming: MPI4PY, NumPy, and SciPy for Enthusiasts
Hardware IP Security and Trust
Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies
NFC For Dummies
iPad All-in-One For Dummies, 7th Edition
Make: Getting Started with littleBits
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.