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IPDPSW 2011
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Self-adaptive evidence propagation on manycore processors

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Abstract

Evidence propagation is a major step in exact inference, a key problem in exploring probabilistic graphical models. Evidence propagation is essentially a series of computations between the potential tables in cliques and separators of a given junction tree. In real applications, the size of the potential tables varies dramatically. Thus, to achieve scalability over dozens of threads remains a fundamental challenge for evidence propagation on manycore processors. In this paper, we propose a self-adaptive method for evidence propagation on manycore processors. Given an arbitrary junction tree, we convert evidence propagation in the junction tree into a task dependency graph. The proposed self-adaptive scheduler dynamically adjusts the number of threads for scheduling or executing tasks according to the task dependency graph. Such a self-adaptability prevents the schedulers being too idle or too busy during the scheduling process. We implemented the proposed method on the Sun UltraSPARC T2 (Niagara 2) platform that supports up to 64 hardware threads. Through a set of experiments, we show that the proposed method scales well with respect to various input junction trees and exhibits superior performance when compared with several baseline methods for evidence propagation. © 2011 IEEE.

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20 Dec 2011

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IPDPSW 2011

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