%0 Journal Article
%J Parallel Computing
%D 2019
%T Algorithms and Optimization Techniques for High-Performance Matrix-Matrix Multiplications of Very Small Matrices
%A Ian Masliah
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Stanimire Tomov
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Joël Falcou
%A Jack Dongarra
%K Autotuning
%K Batched GEMM
%K HPC
%K Matrix-matrix product
%K optimization
%K Small matrices
%X Expressing scientific computations in terms of BLAS, and in particular the general dense matrix-matrix multiplication (GEMM), is of fundamental importance for obtaining high performance portability across architectures. However, GEMMs for small matrices of sizes smaller than 32 are not sufficiently optimized in existing libraries. We consider the computation of many small GEMMs and its performance portability for a wide range of computer architectures, including Intel CPUs, ARM, IBM, Intel Xeon Phi, and GPUs. These computations often occur in applications like big data analytics, machine learning, high-order finite element methods (FEM), and others. The GEMMs are grouped together in a single batched routine. For these cases, we present algorithms and their optimization techniques that are specialized for the matrix sizes and architectures of interest. We derive a performance model and show that the new developments can be tuned to obtain performance that is within 90% of the optimal for any of the architectures of interest. For example, on a V100 GPU for square matrices of size 32, we achieve an execution rate of about 1600 gigaFLOP/s in double-precision arithmetic, which is 95% of the theoretically derived peak for this computation on a V100 GPU. We also show that these results outperform currently available state-of-the-art implementations such as vendor-tuned math libraries, including Intel MKL and NVIDIA CUBLAS, as well as open-source libraries like OpenBLAS and Eigen.
%B Parallel Computing
%V 81
%P 1–21
%8 2019-01
%G eng
%R https://doi.org/10.1016/j.parco.2018.10.003
%0 Generic
%D 2018
%T Algorithms and Optimization Techniques for High-Performance Matrix-Matrix Multiplications of Very Small Matrices
%A Ian Masliah
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Stanimire Tomov
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Joël Falcou
%A Jack Dongarra
%X Expressing scientific computations in terms of BLAS, and in particular the general dense matrix-matrix multiplication (GEMM), is of fundamental importance for obtaining high performance portability across architectures. However, GEMMs for small matrices of sizes smaller than 32 are not sufficiently optimized in existing libraries. We consider the computation of many small GEMMs and its performance portability for a wide range of computer architectures, including Intel CPUs, ARM, IBM, Intel Xeon Phi, and GPUs. These computations often occur in applications like big data analytics, machine learning, high-order finite element methods (FEM), and others. The GEMMs are grouped together in a single batched routine. For these cases, we present algorithms and their optimization techniques that are specialized for the matrix sizes and architectures of interest. We derive a performance model and show that the new developments can be tuned to obtain performance that is within 90% of the optimal for any of the architectures of interest. For example, on a V100 GPU for square matrices of size 32, we achieve an execution rate of about 1; 600 gigaFLOP/s in double-precision arithmetic, which is 95% of the theoretically derived peak for this computation on a V100 GPU. We also show that these results outperform currently available state-of-the-art implementations such as vendor-tuned math libraries, including Intel MKL and NVIDIA CUBLAS, as well as open-source libraries like OpenBLAS and Eigen.
%B Innovative Computing Laboratory Technical Report
%I Innovative Computing Laboratory, University of Tennessee
%8 2018-09
%G eng
%0 Generic
%D 2017
%T Accelerating Tensor Contractions in High-Order FEM with MAGMA Batched
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Veselin Dobrev
%A Jack Dongarra
%A Christopher Earl
%A Joël Falcou
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Ian Karlin
%A Tzanio Kolev
%A Ian Masliah
%A Stanimire Tomov
%I SIAM Conference on Computer Science and Engineering (SIAM CSE17), Presentation
%C Atlanta, GA
%8 2017-03
%G eng
%0 Generic
%D 2017
%T Small Tensor Operations on Advanced Architectures for High-Order Applications
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Veselin Dobrev
%A Jack Dongarra
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Ian Karlin
%A Tzanio Kolev
%A Ian Masliah
%A Stanimire Tomov
%B University of Tennessee Computer Science Technical Report
%I Innovative Computing Laboratory, University of Tennessee
%8 2017-04
%G eng
%0 Conference Paper
%B 22nd International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par'16)
%D 2016
%T High-performance Matrix-matrix Multiplications of Very Small Matrices
%A Ian Masliah
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Stanimire Tomov
%A Joël Falcou
%A Jack Dongarra
%X The use of the general dense matrix-matrix multiplication (GEMM) is fundamental for obtaining high performance in many scientific computing applications. GEMMs for small matrices (of sizes less than 32) however, are not sufficiently optimized in existing libraries. In this paper we consider the case of many small GEMMs on either CPU or GPU architectures. This is a case that often occurs in applications like big data analytics, machine learning, high-order FEM, and others. The GEMMs are grouped together in a single batched routine. We present specialized for these cases algorithms and optimization techniques to obtain performance that is within 90% of the optimal. We show that these results outperform currently available state-of-the-art implementations and vendor-tuned math libraries.
%B 22nd International European Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing (Euro-Par'16)
%I Springer International Publishing
%C Grenoble, France
%8 2016-08
%G eng
%0 Generic
%D 2016
%T High-Performance Tensor Contractions for GPUs
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Veselin Dobrev
%A Jack Dongarra
%A Christopher Earl
%A Joël Falcou
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Ian Karlin
%A Tzanio Kolev
%A Ian Masliah
%A Stanimire Tomov
%X We present a computational framework for high-performance tensor contractions on GPUs. High-performance is difficult to obtain using existing libraries, especially for many independent contractions where each contraction is very small, e.g., sub-vector/warp in size. However, using our framework to batch contractions plus application-specifics, we demonstrate close to peak performance results. In particular, to accelerate large scale tensor-formulated high-order finite element method (FEM) simulations, which is the main focus and motivation for this work, we represent contractions as tensor index reordering plus matrix-matrix multiplications (GEMMs). This is a key factor to achieve algorithmically many-fold acceleration (vs. not using it) due to possible reuse of data loaded in fast memory. In addition to using this context knowledge, we design tensor data-structures, tensor algebra interfaces, and new tensor contraction algorithms and implementations to achieve 90+% of a theoretically derived peak on GPUs. On a K40c GPU for contractions resulting in GEMMs on square matrices of size 8 for example, we are 2.8× faster than CUBLAS, and 8.5× faster than MKL on 16 cores of Intel Xeon ES-2670 (Sandy Bridge) 2.60GHz CPUs. Finally, we apply autotuning and code generation techniques to simplify tuning and provide an architecture-aware, user-friendly interface.
%B University of Tennessee Computer Science Technical Report
%I University of Tennessee
%8 2016-01
%G eng
%0 Conference Paper
%B International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS'16)
%D 2016
%T High-Performance Tensor Contractions for GPUs
%A Ahmad Abdelfattah
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Veselin Dobrev
%A Jack Dongarra
%A Christopher Earl
%A Joël Falcou
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Ian Karlin
%A Tzanio Kolev
%A Ian Masliah
%A Stanimire Tomov
%K Applications
%K Batched linear algebra
%K FEM
%K gpu
%K Tensor contractions
%K Tensor HPC
%X We present a computational framework for high-performance tensor contractions on GPUs. High-performance is difficult to obtain using existing libraries, especially for many independent contractions where each contraction is very small, e.g., sub-vector/warp in size. However, using our framework to batch contractions plus application-specifics, we demonstrate close to peak performance results. In particular, to accelerate large scale tensor-formulated high-order finite element method (FEM) simulations, which is the main focus and motivation for this work, we represent contractions as tensor index reordering plus matrix-matrix multiplications (GEMMs). This is a key factor to achieve algorithmically many-fold acceleration (vs. not using it) due to possible reuse of data loaded in fast memory. In addition to using this context knowledge, we design tensor data-structures, tensor algebra interfaces, and new tensor contraction algorithms and implementations to achieve 90+% of a theoretically derived peak on GPUs. On a K40c GPU for contractions resulting in GEMMs on square matrices of size 8 for example, we are 2.8× faster than CUBLAS, and 8.5× faster than MKL on 16 cores of Intel Xeon E5-2670 (Sandy Bridge) 2.60GHz CPUs. Finally, we apply autotuning and code generation techniques to simplify tuning and provide an architecture-aware, user-friendly interface.
%B International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS'16)
%C San Diego, CA
%8 2016-06
%G eng
%0 Generic
%D 2015
%T Towards a High-Performance Tensor Algebra Package for Accelerators
%A Marc Baboulin
%A Veselin Dobrev
%A Jack Dongarra
%A Christopher Earl
%A Joël Falcou
%A Azzam Haidar
%A Ian Karlin
%A Tzanio Kolev
%A Ian Masliah
%A Stanimire Tomov
%I moky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC15)
%C Gatlinburg, TN
%8 2015-09
%G eng