A comparative study on the performance of the parallel and distributing computing operation in MatLab

Mohammed Goryawala, Magno R. Guillen, Ruchir Bhatt, Anthony Mcgoron, Malek Adjouadi

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Abstract

This study describes the performance results on testing MatLab applications using the parallel computing and the distributed computing toolboxes under different platforms with different hardware and operating systems. Each trial was executed keeping the hardware fixed and changing the operating system to obtain unbiased results. To standardize the benchmarking test, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), discrete cosine transform (DCT), edge detection and matrix multiplication algorithms were executed. The results show that the leveraging of multicore platforms can speed up considerably the processing of images through the use of parallel computing tools in MatLab. Two different system hardware platforms (systems 1 and 2) were used in a series of experiments. Four rounds of experiments were performed benchmarking the FFT algorithm using the parallel tool box, by changing system platform, number of workers, image size and number of images. The results of the ANOVA test suggest that although there is no statistical significance on the factor represented by the operating system (OS) on system 1, the OS plays a significant roll on system 2. Moreover, on both systems there is statistical significance on the factors represented by the number of workers utilized and the number of images processed, yielding more than a 500% performance increase by using 8 MatLab workers on a dual quad-core machine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA 2010
Pages150-157
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA2010 - Perth, WA, Australia
Duration: Apr 20 2010Apr 23 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA
ISSN (Print)1550-445X

Conference

Conference24th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, AINA2010
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth, WA
Period4/20/104/23/10

Keywords

  • Distributed computing
  • HPC
  • MatLab
  • Parallel computing
  • Performance metrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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