[Haskell-cafe] repa parallelization results
Carter Schonwald
carter.schonwald at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 19:44:06 UTC 2015
Read what I linked.
You are benchmarking repa for exactly the pessimal workload that it is bad
at.
Repa is for point wise parallel and local convolution parallel programs.
The way repa can express matrix multiplication is exactly the worst way to
implement a parallel matrix mult. Like, pretty pessimal wrt a memory
traffic / communication complexity metric of performance.
Benchmark something like image blur algorithms and repa will really shine.
Right now your benchmark is the repa equivalent of noticing that random
access on singly linked lists is slow :)
On Mar 15, 2015 2:44 PM, "Anatoly Yakovenko" <aeyakovenko at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am not really focusing on matrix multiply specifically. So the real
> problem is that the implementation using parallelized functions is
> slower then the sequential one, and adding more threads makes it
> barely as fast as the sequential one.
>
> So why would i ever use the parallelized versions?
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Carter Schonwald
> <carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
> > http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/flame/pubs/blis3_ipdps14.pdf this paper
> > (among many others by the blis project) articulates some of the ideas i
> > allude to pretty well (with pictures!)
> >
> > On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 12:21 PM, Carter Schonwald
> > <carter.schonwald at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> dense matrix product is not an algorithm that makes sense in repa's
> >> execution model,
> >> in square matrix multiply of two N x N matrices, each result entry
> depends
> >> on 2n values total across the two input matrices.
> >> even then, thats actually the wrong way to parallelize dense matrix
> >> product! its worth reading the papers about goto blas and the more
> recent
> >> blis project. a high performance dense matrix multipy winds up needing
> to do
> >> some nested array parallelism with mutable updates to have efficient
> sharing
> >> of sub computations!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 9:03 PM, Anatoly Yakovenko <
> aeyakovenko at gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> you think the backed would make any difference? this seems like a
> >>> runtime issue to me, how are the threads scheduled by the ghc runtime?
> >>>
> >>> On Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 4:58 PM, KC <kc1956 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> > How is the LLVM?
> >>> >
> >>> > --
> >>> > --
> >>> >
> >>> > Sent from an expensive device which will be obsolete in a few months!
> >>> > :D
> >>> >
> >>> > Casey
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> > On Mar 13, 2015 10:24 AM, "Anatoly Yakovenko" <aeyakovenko at gmail.com
> >
> >>> > wrote:
> >>> >>
> >>> >> https://gist.github.com/aeyakovenko/bf558697a0b3f377f9e8
> >>> >>
> >>> >>
> >>> >> so i am seeing basically results with N4 that are as good as using
> >>> >> sequential computation on my macbook for the matrix multiply
> >>> >> algorithm. any idea why?
> >>> >>
> >>> >> Thanks,
> >>> >> Anatoly
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