Questions tagged [parallel-computing]

The study of solving computational problems by exploiting the use of multiple processors simultaneously.

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How to make this parfor loop work properly in Matlab?

I have a code that does some calculations for a given value p (p is between 0 and 1). In theory I should be able to make a parfor loop that runs over the values of p, with p being a vector (for ...
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How to pass matrices to parallel workers quickly in matlab?

I am trying to solve many different linear systems in parallel in matlab. The problem is, each linear system has entirely different parts and are fairly large, so passing the information to each of ...
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Computer build for scientific or big data computing [closed]

I'm wanting to build a computer for scientific or big data computing (Python, Fortran, Matlab) and I was hoping to get some advice on the type of processor, memory, graphics, etc I would need. I ...
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Why my parallel code using MPI is much slower than the serial one?

I know that is not the first time someone asks this question but I'm really confused.I'm new to MPI, and I tried to implement the Jacobi solver for a linear system $Ax=b$. I want to compare the time ...
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How to compute 16 different simulations on parallel with pbs script on the same machine

I have a 32 cores machine, and I need to run 16 different dynamics simulations in parallel on it. I want the 16 jobs to run in parallel, not sequentially, on the same machine. The 16 dynamics input ...
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Access PETSc data in totalview?

Is it possible to view the data stored in the various PETSc data types from within totalview? Ordinarily, PETSc types are integers which act as pointers to the actual data (obviously my understanding ...
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Parallelizing FEM for elliptical PDEs with n >1

For a little personal project, I am picking up my FEM skills again. I learned a lot about the theory back in university and I am able to implement a simple FEM solver for specific problems but I was ...
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How to choose a python parallelization library?

I want to preprocess a relatively large dataset using python. I implemented some Dask parallelization and was stunned by the time reduction. I figure there are other libraries or frameworks I could ...
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C standard for computational science

Which C standard should be used for computational science code ? Should we keep compatibility with C89/90/ANSI or jump to C99 or C11 ? Context: Code will use third-party : BLAS, LAPACK, MKL, ...
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Parallel assembly of matrix

I have a matrix which I want to assembly quickly, which is in block form: $$ A = \pmatrix{ A_{11} & A_{12} & A_{13} \\ A_{21} & A_{22} & A_{23} \\ A_{31} & A_{32} & A_{33}} $$ ...
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Writing parallel code for molecular computation [duplicate]

I recently moved towards computational biophysics from an experimental science background. As of now, I am learning the fundamentals and doing some basic monte carlo simulations of LJ fluid on my ...
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GPGPU/FPGA programming for Combinatorial Analysis

Recently, I have taken an interest in performing combinatorial analysis for the game of 21 (blackjack) and attempted to use my AMD APU to try and thread the program via the 4 cores on the chip. ...
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Guaranteed equality between binary results with increasing MPI processes

Testing on an MPI scientific code for compressible flow dynamics I noticed that the results may depend on the number of processors used for the calculation. In fact, comparing the binary files they ...
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Level scheduling of triangular sparse matrices

Assume one has a triangular sparse matrix and want to solve $Lx=b$ where $b$ and $L$ are known. This can be done easily by using forward substitution when $L$ is a lower triangular matrix. Forward ...
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Matlab parpool on Intel Xeon-Phi (KNL)

I am trying to run my matlab script on a Xeon Phi node with 68 physical cores. Using parpool I allocate 16 cores to enable SMD parallelization with a parfor loop. The script looks something like this. ...
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Solving linear system of the form $ABx=b$

I would like to solve a linear system of the form $ABx=b$ in parallel, where $A$ and $B$ are large, sparse matrices. Currently, I am forming the system matrix $AB$ explicitly, but I would like to ...
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How do I interpret the results from MPI_Wtime()?

Say, I have this code double start = MPI_Wtime(); ParallelMatrixVectorProductRotuine(...); double end = MPI_Wtime(); How do I interpret the numbers I am getting. ...
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MPI data broadcast or not in C

I have two slightly different but getting the same results MPI code. The first one is from an open-source package having several data exchange steps in between: ...
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Review of modern homotopy methods and practical techniques

I'm hoping someone can recommend recent literature concerning homotopy methods for solving systems of nonlinear equations. Already by the time of Layne Watson's 1986 paper there were a lot of methods,...
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Parallel decomposition of 2D grid with minimal communication

Consider an $M\times N$ grid with periodicity in both dimensions upon which I want to do some local stencil-like computations using distributed-memory parallelism (MPI). I have two options for ...
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Parallelization of FEM calculations

I need to conduct some FEM calculations and I am wondering whether parallelization would be a good idea. The trouble is that my model is not especially large so it takes few seconds to solve a single ...
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Parallel integration of dynamical systems

I need to solve the following problem: $$ \begin{cases} \dot{\vec{x(t)}} = A\vec{x(t)} + u(t)D\vec{x(t)} + u(t)\vec{b}, & x \in (0, T), \\ \vec{x(0)} = \vec{0}, \end{cases}$$ where $u(t)$ is known ...
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PBS: Using different computational resources on different nodes

I am using an HPC cluster to launch parallel simulations. At the moment, there are 48 free cores over 4 nodes but not each node do not have the same number of free cores. The distribution is something ...
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Efficiency of parallel direct linear solver

I am currently working on solving a positive definite symmetric systems in parallel. The parallel direct solver I used is MUMPS. However, the performance and efficiency of the parallel direct solver ...
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Test on a set of high degree polynomials whose coefficients in {-1,0,1}

I'm looking for the best way of implementing the following algorithm: consider the set of all polynomials with a high degree (say, degree 30) whose coefficients ranges from a given set of values (say, ...
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Which iterative method and preconditioner from petsc should be used when solving linear algebra in parallel?

I am currently trying to parallelize the incompressible flow solver code. However, when I run the code I realise that the parallel code takes much longer time than sequential code to finish one ...
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Why does multithreaded code Segfault in 64-bit but not 32-bit [closed]

I have written some multithreaded code using PyOpenCL, which works fine under the following conditions: GPU 32-bit floating point values (Intel Iris GPU can only handle single precision values) CPU ...
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General understanding of Intel MKL, threads and MPI

Preface I seem to lack a fundamental understanding of best practise recommendations given by Intels MKL user guides for using MKL in threaded applications. So let's clarify it together. Wording and ...
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Parallel compact schemes using the Parallal Diagonal Dominant (PDD) algorithm

I would like to use the PDD algorithm developed by Sun to solve tridiagonal matrices in parallel for the following compact finite difference scheme: $ \begin{align} \dfrac{1}{4}f^{'}_{i-1} + f^{'}_i +...
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Parallel calculation in finite elements

I am trying to solve a 1 Dimensional eigenvalue of poisson problem: $$\nabla \phi ^2 +\nabla \phi = k\phi$$ with the boundary condition: $\phi (0)=0 , \nabla \phi(1) = 0 $. I could solve this ...
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Why is FLOP(Floating Point Operations Per Second) mentioned as a specification on every GPU?

Counting FLOP may not be representative of the actual algorithm real world performance but still all the GPU manufacturers mention FLOPS as a metric of Performance on GPU. Is there any way that this ...
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How to improve the efficiency when I need to exhaustively pairwise millions of list in Python?

I have a m*n matrix (m>1000000, n>50000). What I want to do now is to pairwise every two rows of the matrix and do some further computation (e.g computing common elements of two rows, or reveal ...
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Algorithm design to filter on 5,000 stocks each of which has 4 months worth of data points

I want to filter on 5000 stocks, each of which has 4 month or more worth of data (>= 500 data points each). my filtering criteria will be based on 8 calculated values from the data points. for example,...
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Parallel dense solve with submatrices from mesh refinement with Petsc

For a Bounday Element Method problem I require the solution of a system of linear equations with multiple right-hand sides. Though this is a dense system, I still want to do it via Petsc in parallel. ...
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c++ Libraries for large linear system of equations

I am looking for libraries for solving large scale linear system (10e5) of equations using parallelization and shared memory. 1. Sparse, complex symmetric, SPD. 2. Suitable for higher order FEM ,...
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Need clarification on a piece of book excerpt about spectral element method!

I am reading "Using MPI (3rd edition)" from William Gropp, where in chapter 4 application section 4.13, it introduces an MPI application Nek5000/NekCEM which is based on spectral element method (SEM) ...
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Scalability of Julia language [closed]

The Julia language has caught my attention as I am a heavy MATLAB user, but would like more performance. Julia looks attractive as skipping the whole 'prototype in MATLAB then rewrite code in FORTRAN/...
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Parallelizing molecular simulation with full configuration energy

First, let just me stress that I'm not a an expert in computation chemistry, so now the problem: We have GCMC molecular simulation, in the Grand Canonical ensemble, using the standard metropolis ...
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What exactly is Hardware Acceleration?

I'm able to find many definitions and notions to this term including, Implementing the algorithm (or part of it) in hardware :- Instructions like FMAD; FPGAs Parallelizing the algorithm at the ...
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Sun Grid Engine peculiarities

I don't know if anyone is using SGE anymore (what is the world of HPC using nowadays?), but I need to work on version 6.2u3, I believe, from sometime back in '11. I'm using it on a cluster of 64 nodes,...
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Halo Region Communication in Unstructured Mesh Problems

I'm currently using ParMETIS and it is required to determine the halo region of the local elements in a parallel unstructured mesh. Assume that the mesh is large and cannot be stored on a single ...
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Generate a set of random x,y,z numbers, with a minimum difference between them, between defined limits

So I am trying a molecular dynamics simulation, and trying to populate a 3D rectangular volume with random particles which are uniformly distributed throughout the volume. Each molecule has a fixed ...
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A good, simple book/resource on Parallel Programming in C++ for scientific computing

I am a Mechanical Engineering grad student, currently working on a project which will be scaled up in the new future to require quite some processing power. I am using C++ for the code that I have, ...
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simple and fast graph-clustering for paralelization of finite element simulations

I'm learning to use OpenCL to optimize some of my simulations. I realized that I need some sort of Graph-clustering or graph-partitioning to exploit efficiently local memory for un-ordered meshes. ...
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scalable parallel mesh/amr on unstructured grid

I am trying to code a scalable parallel AMR for unstructured grid. There seems to be three approaches for this a) Store some global grid info on each processor and partition with parmetis (The ...
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Speeding up a linear transform using Python

In an optical wavefront propagation problem, I need to do excessive Fourier-type computations: ...
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Balancing core load when number of particles in cells vary (PIC on GPU)

Consider this basic scheme for particle in cell simulations ( with just short-range interactions ): assign particles to disjunct cells for cell $A$ go over neighboring cells $B$ for each particle $...
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Best books and notes for beginners in the parallel FORTRAN 90 programming

I am a PhD student and my field of study is Quantum Information and Computation in the theoretical aspect. Actually I write the computer codes/program in FORTRAN 90 which are serial codes but now I ...
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Parallel processing ability of popular commercial software

I recently scaled my dynamic model based on an open source FEM solver, to run a mesh containing nearly 34 million cells successfully on 800 cores. I have very limited experience using commercial ...
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checksum of a distributed variable

Let say I have N computers and 2 N-by-N matrices distributed across them called A and B. Matrix A is row distributed while B is column distributed. Therefore, processor i knows ...