2 February 2018
2017 IEEE 36th International Performance Computing and Communications Conference, IPCCC 2017
© 2017 IEEE. In recent years, persistent homology has become an attractive method for data analysis. It captures topological features, such as connected components, holes, voids, etc., from a point cloud by finding out when these features appear and disappear in the filtration sequence. In this project, we focus on improving the performance of Eirene, a fancy computational persistent homology package. Eirene is a 5000-line open-source software implemented by using the dynamic programming language Julia. We use the Julia profiling tools to identify the performance bottlenecks and develop different methods to manage the bottlenecks, including the parallelization of some time-consuming functions on the multicore/manycore hardware. The empirical results show that the performance can be greatly improved.
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