- Colin Campbell, Some responsibility
- James Shin, Some other responsibility
- Chaddwick Bailey, Some other responsibility
For assignment 1 we each looked at a different application to profile. Colin profiled a 2d Diffusion equation program. Chaddwick profiled data decomposition and James profiled an image manipulation function.
I found a python script located at http://www.timteatro.net/2010/10/29/performance-python-solving-the-2d-diffusion-equation-with-numpy/ that uses a nested For Loop to calculate the diffusion equation. I translated the script into C++ and profiled it using XCode's native profiler.
Potential for parallelism
This is the function that takes most of the time. As you can see it it a single nested for loop that calculates a value from Matrix ui and stores it in Matrix u. Because the first matrix is never changed in each step, the result can therefore be calculated in independent threads safely. this means that this code should be relatively simple to parallelize and should see large speed increases.