Empirical Evaluation of the Parallel Distribution Sweeping Framework on Multicore Architectures

  • Deepak Ajwani
  • Nodari Sitchinava
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8125)

Abstract

In this paper, we perform an empirical evaluation of the Parallel External Memory (PEM) model in the context of geometric problems. In particular, we implement the parallel distribution sweeping framework of Ajwani, Sitchinava and Zeh to solve batched 1-dimensional stabbing max problem. While modern processors consist of sophisticated memory systems (multiple levels of caches, set associativity, TLB, prefetching), we empirically show that algorithms designed in simple models, that focus on minimizing the I/O transfers between shared memory and single level cache, can lead to efficient software on current multicore architectures. Our implementation exhibits significantly fewer accesses to slow DRAM and, therefore, outperforms traditional approaches based on plane sweep and two-way divide and conquer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Deepak Ajwani
    • 1
  • Nodari Sitchinava
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Bell Laboratories IrelandDublinIreland
  2. 2.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.University of Hawaii, ManoaUSA

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