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Hybrid scheduling for the parallel solution of linear systems

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Abstract

We consider the problem of designing a dynamic scheduling strategy that takes into account both workload and memory information in the context of the parallel multifrontal factorization. The originality of our approach is that we base our estimations (work and memory) on a static optimistic scenario during the analysis phase. This scenario is then used during the factorization phase to constrain the dynamic decisions that compute fully irregular partitions in order to better balance the workload. We show that our new scheduling algorithm significantly improves both the memory behaviour and the factorization time. We give experimental results for large challenging real-life 3D problems on 64 and 128 processors.

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hal-00358623 , version 1 (04-02-2009)

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Jean-Yves L'Excellent, Patrick Amestoy, Stéphane Pralet, Abdou Guermouche. Hybrid scheduling for the parallel solution of linear systems. Parallel Computing, 2006, 32 (2), pp.136-156. ⟨10.1016/j.parco.2005.07.004⟩. ⟨hal-00358623⟩
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