Morpheus unleashed: Fast cross-platform SpMV on emerging architectures

Christodoulos Stylianou, Mark Klaisoongnoen, Ricardo Jesus, Nick Brown, Michele Weiland

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Abstract / Description of output

Sparse matrices and linear algebra are at the heart of scientific simulations. Over the years, more than 70 sparse matrix storage formats have been developed, targeting a wide range of hardware architectures and matrix types, each of which exploit the particular strengths of an architecture, or the specific sparsity patterns of the matrices.

In this work, we explore the suitability of storage formats such as COO, CSR and DIA for emerging architectures such as AArch64 CPUs and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). In addition, we detail hardware-specific optimisations to these targets and evaluate the potential of each contribution to be integrated into Morpheus, a modern library that provides an abstraction of sparse matrices (currently) across x86 CPUs and NVIDIA/AMD GPUs. Finally, we validate our work by comparing the performance of the Morpheus-enabled HPCG benchmark against vendor-optimised implementations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCUG Conference Proceedings
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • sparse matrix storage formats
  • AArch64
  • FPGA
  • performance portability
  • productivity


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