Delong and Boykov, CVPR 2008 Implementation of push-relabel Excellent speed-up for 2-8 processors Method of choice for dense 3D graphs CUDA-cuts: Vineet and Narayanan, CVGPU CVPR 2008 Push-relabel on GPU Not clear what range of regularization can be used L1-norm: Bhusnurmath and Taylor, PAMI 2008 Solves continuous problem on GPU Not faster than augmenting paths on single processor
Liu and Sun, CVPR 2010 ” Parallel Graph-cuts by Adaptive Bottom-up Merging” Splits large graph into several pieces Augmenting paths found separately Pieces merged together and search trees reused Our approach Graph split into several pieces Solutions constrained to be equal with dual variables Shared memory not required See Komodakis et al. in ICCV 2007 for dual decomposition
Zero duality gap Dual function has a maximum such that the constraints are met Global solution guaranteed! Original Min-cut Problem Decomposed Min-cut Problem ? Linear Program Dual Linear Program Decomposed Linear Program
Theorem: If the graph weights are even integers, there exists an integer vector maximizing the dual function. This means that the dual problem can be solved without floating point arithmetic.
Begin with a graph Split into two parts Constrained to be equal on the overlap - 1 2 3 = Independent problems!
LUNARC cluster 401 × 396 × 312 7 seconds 4 computers 95 × 98 × 30 × 1980-connectivity 12.3 GB4 computers 512 × 512 × 23176-connectivity 131 GB36 computers Not much data need to be exchanged, 54kB in the first example 4D MRI data 3D CT data