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13-1-2021 (2 hrs) 1 Introduction 1.1 Motivation for high-performance and parallel computing 1.2 Parallel architectures [roughly from Ortega 1.1, see also Foster 3.7.2, Zhu 1.2, 2.3-5] * Vector versus parallel * Parallel versus distributed * SIMD versus MIMD * Shared versus local memory Def: contention and communication time Def: communication diameter Def: valence * Interconnection networks - Completely connected - Bus network, ring network - Mesh connection + 1-dim (linear array), ring + 2-dim, 2D torus + 3-dim, 3D torus - k-ary tree - Hypercube (d-dim cube) - Butterfly (switching network), cube connected cycles network - Shuffle-exchange - Omega network - Other: hybrid schemes, hierarchical schemes, clusters, etc * Mappings between interconnection networks - equivalence between a n x log n butterfly (for normal algorithms), a n leaves binary tree (for normal algorithms), a (log n)-dim cube and a n processor shuffle-exchange [Ullman, pgs 219-221] - simulation of a k-dim mesh by a d-dim hypercube [Bertsekas, Tsitsiklis, pgs 52-54, Kumar 2.7] 1.3 Some concepts and definitions in parallel computing [roughly from Ortega 1.2 (pgs 20-25), see also Zhu 1.3, Foster 3.3, Kumar 3.1, 5.1-3] * degree of parallelism of a parallel algorithm * granularity of a parallel algorithm * speedup and efficiency of a parallel algorithm on a parallel machine * data ready time * load balancing 1.4 Simple examples [roughly from Ortega 1.2 and 1.3] * adding two vectors of size n * summing up n numbers (directed sum-up to processor npout or global sum-up) * broadcast a number [see also Foster 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2] 14-1-2021 (1 hr) * inner product of two vectors * matrix-vector multiplication (by rows and by columns) [pg 36-38, Kumar Ex 2.5, Ex 3.1] * all-to-all broadcast (total exchange) algorithm [Kumar 6.6] * global sum-up of n vectors 1.5 Performance study Modelling performance - computation time, communication time [Foster 3.3, 3.7, Kumar 2.5] 20-1-2021 (2 hrs) Obtaining experimental data [Foster 3.5] Fitting data to models [Foster 3.5] 1.6 Measuring and studying speedup and efficiency [Ortega 1.2, pgs 25-27, Zhu 1.3, Foster 3.4, Kumar 5.4] * speedup based on the sequential time, Amdahl's law * speedup based on the parallel time, Gustavson's model * scaled (workload) speedup, scaled memory speedup * experimentally measuring scaled speedup 1.7 Scalability analysis [Foster 3.4, Kumar 5.4-6] Scalability with fixed problem size Scalability with scaled problem size - isoefficiency function Efficiency and scalability: an example and some considerations 1.8 MPI General Example 1 (test0c.c) Send and Receive Example 2 (test1c.c) Collective operations Timing in MPI Example 3 (test3c.c) 1.9 GPU computing History GPU architecture, CUDA API, limits, CUDA C Example 1 - Example with shared memory - Timing in CUDAHandouts: Outline
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