|Speaker :||Dohy Hong|
|Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs|
|Time:||2:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Location:||LINCS Meeting Room 40|
We present a first evaluation of the potential of an asynchronous distributed computation associated to the recently proposed approach, D-iteration: the D-iteration is a fluid diffusion based iterative method, which has the advantage of being natively distributive. It exploits a simple intuitive decomposition of the matrix-vector product as elementary operations of fluid diffusion associated to a new algebraic representation. We show through experiments on real datasets how much this approach can improve the computation efficiency when the parallelism is applied: with the proposed solution, when the computation is distributed over K virtual machines (PIDs), the memory size to be handled by each virtual machine decreases linearly with K and the computation speed increases almost linearly with K with a slope becoming closer to one when the number N of linear equations to be solved increases.