[squeakdev] Faster fibonacci
Nicolas Cellier
nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com
Sat Apr 27 08:43:16 UTC 2019
Le ven. 26 avr. 2019 à 18:10, Nicolas Cellier <
nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> a écrit :
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> Le ven. 26 avr. 2019 à 13:55, Fabio Niephaus <lists at fniephaus.com> a
> écrit :
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>> On Fri, Apr 26, 2019 at 4:02 AM tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:
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>>> > On 20190424, at 1:29 PM, Nicolas Cellier <
>>> nicolas.cellier.aka.nice at gmail.com> wrote:
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>>> > Hi Tim,
>>> > I've posted some enhancements with a 3way ToomCook multiplication
>>> algorithm
>>> > (it is a generalization of karatsuba, but we divide in n parts instead
>>> of 2, here 3 parts for Toom3)
>>>
>>> Wow. That's nearly twice as fast for the fib(4784969)  8.4 sec.
>>> Amazing. So about 10x over the original.
>>> Now *printing* the number is rather slower and if you have any magic
>>> code to improve that it would be interesting.
>>>
>>> I would *strongly* support putting the algorithm improvements into
>>> trunk. Very little code for colossal speedup and a really interesting
>>> exemplar of advanced algorithms.
>>>
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>> +1
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> changes are in inbox now
> they should have associated tests
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> For the printing, cost is dominated by division.
> division cost is dominated by multiplication.
> We could opt for a divide and conquer algorithm too, or mixed
> BarettNewtonRaphson which is the most efficient known algorithm
> See for example
> http://bioinfo.ict.ac.cn/~dbu/AlgorithmCourses/Lectures/Lec5FastDivisionHasselstrom2003.pdf
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Just ask, it's in the inbox now :)
Another interesting POV is that most of these divide and conquer lead to
> easy parallelisation...
> If we could spawn image clones above a certain level, and communicate the
> results via sockets.
> The printing though would require to share the target String memory, or we
> could end in a O(n*log(n)) reconstruction cost to gather the pieces.
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>>> tim
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>>> tim Rowledge; tim at rowledge.org; http://www.rowledge.org/tim
>>> Strange OpCodes: ESBD: Erase System and Burn Documentation
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