## Abstract

This article describes a new high performance implementation of the QR-based Dynamically Weighted Halley Singular Value Decomposition (QDWH-SVD) solver on multicore architecture enhanced with multiple GPUs. The standard QDWH-SVD algorithm was introduced by Nakatsukasa and Higham (SIAM SISC, 2013) and combines three successive computational stages: (1) the polar decomposition calculation of the original matrix using the QDWH algorithm, (2) the symmetric eigendecomposition of the resulting polar factor to obtain the singular values and the right singular vectors, and (3) the matrix-matrix multiplication to get the associated left singular vectors. A comprehensive test suite highlights the numerical robustness of the QDWH-SVD solver. Although it performs up to two times more flops when computing all singular vectors compared to the standard SVD solver algorithm, our new high performance implementation on single GPU results in up to 4x improvements for asymptotic matrix sizes, compared to the equivalent routines from existing state-of-the-art open-source and commercial libraries. However, when only singular values are needed, QDWH-SVD is penalized by performing more flops by an order of magnitude. The singular value only implementation of QDWH-SVD on single GPU can still run up to 18% faster than the best existing equivalent routines.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 6 |

Number of pages | 25 |

Journal | ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software |

Volume | 43 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 2016 |

## Keywords

- Design
- Algorithms
- Singular value decomposition
- polar decomposition
- symmetric eigensolver
- mixed precision algorithms
- GPU-based scientific computing
- ACCURATE SINGULAR-VALUES
- DECOMPOSITION
- EIGENVALUE
- ALGORITHMS
- SOFTWARE