#18100 closed enhancement (fixed)
Parallelization of computations on tensors on free modules
Reported by:  egourgoulhon  Owned by:  

Priority:  major  Milestone:  sage6.10 
Component:  linear algebra  Keywords:  parallelization, free module, tensor 
Cc:  tscrim  Merged in:  
Authors:  Marco Mancini  Reviewers:  Vincent Delecroix 
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Description (last modified by )
This ticket implements parallelization of basic operations (arithmetics, contractions) on tensors on free modules of finite rank. The parallelization is performed by means of Python's module multiprocessing
, via the decorator @parallel
. It is implemented in computational methods of classes handling tensor components: sage.tensor.modules.comp.Components
and sage.tensor.modules.comp.CompWithSym
. The user can control the number of processes involved in the parallelization via the singleton class Parallelism
. The latter, introduced in this ticket, is actually generic and can be used in other parts of Sage.
This work is an extension of #15916, within the SageManifolds project (actually the code in this ticket is the basis for parallelization in SageManifolds 0.8). See the metaticket #18528 for an overview.
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Hello,
The name set_nproc
is not appropriate for a function that is intended to be used only for tensor products. Secondly, why are you duplicating the interface with a class TensorParallelCompute
and functions set_nproc
, get_nproc
?
Vincent
comment:14 in reply to: ↑ 13 Changed 5 years ago by
Replying to vdelecroix: Hello Vincent,
Thanks to review our work.
We try to reply to the two points:
1) You are right, the names set_nproc
and get_nproc
are generic names and not clearly referred to tensors, so we propose to changes them in set_nproc_tensor
and get_nproc_tensor
.
2) The functions set_nproc
and get_nproc
were introduced in order to avoid
to the users to typing the two more verbose (and less clear) functions TensorParallelCompute().set(nproc)
and TensorParallelCompute._nproc
Note that the singleton TensorParallelCompute
is not in the global namespace but only the functions set_nproc
and get_nproc
.
Best regards,
Marco
Hello,
The name
set_nproc
is not appropriate for a function that is intended to be used only for tensor products. Secondly, why are you duplicating the interface with a classTensorParallelCompute
and functionsset_nproc
,get_nproc
?Vincent
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819661d  Changed variables name : set_nproc to set_nproc_tensor, get_nproc to get_nproc_tensor

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In the last 2 commits we modified the variables name set_nproc get_nproc in set_nproc_tensor and get_nproc_tensor as proposed.
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Some more questions:
 I still don't understand why there is an object oriented interface and a function interface. Why not only one?
 Wouldn't it be better to gather everything related to parallelism in a single place? You could mimic what is done for proofs (
sage.structure.proof.proof
) or global options (sage.structure.global_options
). These two are not perfect but at least they intend to be general and reusable. The object oriented interface could be something like:sage: Parallelism().get('tensor') 1 sage: Parallelism().set('tensor', 3) sage: Parallelism().set_default(3) sage: Parallelism().get_default() 3 sage: Parallellism().get_all() { 'tensor': 3, 'xyz': 2 }
(though that could be postponed to some other tickets)
 The functions
get_nproc_tensor
andset_nproc_tensor
should definitely not be in the global namespace as they are very much specialized.
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ade22b1  Created Singleton class Parallelism more generic. Persist problem with doc and tests

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comment:23 followup: ↓ 25 Changed 5 years ago by
Thanks for the heavy changes! If you are done with your changes and want a review again you need to switch the status of the ticket from "needs info" to "needs review".
You also need to update the ticket description.
It would be good to advertise this ticket on sagedevel. Other people might be interested (e.g. #18987 for which the parallelization option can use some default).
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comment:25 in reply to: ↑ 23 Changed 5 years ago by
Replying to vdelecroix:
Thanks for the heavy changes! If you are done with your changes and want a review again you need to switch the status of the ticket from "needs info" to "needs review".
Actually a few improvements in the documentation are under way and will be committed soon.
You also need to update the ticket description.
Yes indeed.
It would be good to advertise this ticket on sagedevel. Other people might be interested (e.g. #18987 for which the parallelization option can use some default).
OK.
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Note that the documentation of class Parallelism
has been added to the Parallel Computing section of the reference manual.
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Hello,
All right. This is a good start for further improvements...
Vincent
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Replying to vdelecroix:
Hello,
All right. This is a good start for further improvements...
Vincent
Hello Vincent,
Thanks a lot for the review, advices and suggestions. Regards, Marco
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merged parallelisation from SageManifold
added paralellization