Improving parallel Self-organizing Map using heterogeneous uniform memory access / Muhammad Firdaus Mustapha

Mustapha, Muhammad Firdaus (2018) Improving parallel Self-organizing Map using heterogeneous uniform memory access / Muhammad Firdaus Mustapha. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. IGS Biannual Publication, 14 . Institute of Graduate Studies, UiTM, Shah Alam.


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Self-organizing Map (SOM) is a very popular algorithm that has been used as clustering algorithm and data exploration. SOM consists of complex calculations where the calculation of complexity depending on the circumstances. Many researchers have managed to improve online SOM processing speed using Heterogeneous Computing (HC). HC is a combination of Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) that work closely together. Standard HC can be represented by CPU and GPU accessing separate memory blocks. In spite of excellent performance using standard HC, there is a situation that causes computer hardware underutilized when executing online SOM variant. In details, the situation occurs when number of cores is larger than the number of neurons on map. Moreover, the complexities of SOM steps also increase the usage of high memory capacity which leads to high rate memory transfer. This situation is caused by the standard HC implements "deep copies" in storing processing objects which lead to communication latency. Recently, combination CPU and GPU that integrated together on a single chip are rapidly attractive the design paradigm for recent platform because of their remarkable parallel processing abilities. This kind of microprocessor is based on Heterogeneous Unified Memory Access (HUMA) model. This model allows both CPU and GPU to access and store into the same memory location which avoids redundant copies of objects by "deep copies" method. Therefore, the main goal of this research is to reduce computation time of SOM training through implementing on HUMA platform and improve GPU cores utilization…

Item Type: Book Section
CreatorsID Num.
Mustapha, Muhammad FirdausUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Instruments and machines
Divisions: Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Series Name: IGS Biannual Publication
Volume: 14
Item ID: 22098
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Self-organizing Map
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 08:23
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 5

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