[LAD] vectorization

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at comhem.se
Tue May 6 07:21:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-06 at 00:24 +0200, Fons Adriaensen wrote:
> After each iteration, call an empty function, separately compiled,
> that takes all three vectors as arguments (and _not_ as const *
> of course). No more tricks. The overhead is peanuts compared
> to the calculation.

You mean like this:

  // defined in empty.c as return 0;
  extern int empty(void*a,void*b,void*d);

And then call it at the end of iteration:

      for (j = 0; j < n; ++j)
	 for (i = 0;i < N; ++i)
	    cxD[i]+= cxA[i]*cxB[i];

      fprintf (stderr,"> clock: %d ms %s\n",(clock()-clk)/1000,s);
Well, that certainly did level out everything. For n = 1000:

> clock: 64680 ms (_Complex)
> clock: 61990 ms (cvec_t)
> clock: 71060 ms (original float array[N][2])

This measures the terrible latency I have between main memory and cache.

Changing back N from (1024 * 1024) to
#define N 1024

.. and then increasing n to a million again (this should be safe now?) -
so we can pretend not to be limited by PC100 - yields with icc:

> clock: 16510 ms (_Complex)
> clock:  6090 ms (cvec_t)
> clock: 12800 ms (original float array[N][2])

.. and with gcc:

> clock: 13820 ms (_Complex)
> clock:  6330 ms (cvec_t)
> clock: 13420 ms (original float array[N][2])

Very even I would say.

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