Accession Number : ADA561689
Title : High-Performance Analysis of Filtered Semantic Graphs
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Buluc, Aydin ; Fox, Armando ; Gilbert, John ; Kamil, Shoaib A ; Lugowski, Adam ; Oliker, Leonid ; Williams, Samuel
Report Date : 06 May 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 15
Abstract : High performance is a crucial consideration when executing a complex analytic query on a massive semantic graph. In a semantic graph, vertices and edges carry \attributes of var- ious types. Analytic queries on semantic graphs typically depend on the values of these attributes; thus, the com- putation must either view the graph through a lter that passes only those individual vertices and edges of interest or else must rst materialize a subgraph or subgraphs con- sisting of only the vertices and edges of interest. The ltered approach is superior due to its generality, ease of use, and memory e ciency, but may carry a performance cost. In the Knowledge Discovery Toolbox (KDT), a Python library for parallel graph computations, the user writes l- ters in a high-level language, but those lters result in rel- atively low performance due to the bottleneck of having to call into the Python interpreter for each edge. In this work we use the Selective Embedded JIT Specialization (SEJITS) approach to automatically translate lters de ned by pro- grammers into a lower-level e ciency language, bypassing the upcall into Python. We evaluate our approach by com- paring it with the high-performance C++ /MPI Combinato- rial BLAS engine, and show that the productivity gained by using a high-level ltering language comes without sacri c- ing performance. We also present a new roo ine model for graph traversals, and show that our high-performance im- plementations do not signi cantly deviate from the roo ine.
Descriptors : *COMPUTATIONS , *GRAPHS , *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES , COSTS , FILTERS , INTERROGATION , LANGUAGE , MEMORY DEVICES , MODELS , PARALLEL PROCESSING , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PRODUCTIVITY , SEMANTICS , SPECIALIZATION , USER NEEDS , VALUE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE