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PERMUTATION CIRCUITS Presented by Wooyoung Kim, 1/28/2009 CSc 8530 Parallel Algorithms, Spring 2009 Dr. Sushil K. Prasad

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Outline Introduction: Problem Definition, Terminology. Lower bound. Permutation Circuit Design Example Constructive Proof Analysis Application

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A permutation circuit is a combinational circuit that applies a given permutation ψ n to its input x1,x2,… xn to get an output y1, y2, …, yn such that: y1, y2, …yn = ψ n (x1, x2, …, xn) An example: Ψ 8 = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 8 3 2 1 7 6 5 Definition This means: InputOutput 1 4 2 8 ….. Hence, y1 = 5, y2 = 4, y3 = 3, y4=1, …

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Circuit component : Switch A switch as the name suggests is a simple component that can do the following: 1.OFF state – Inputs are sent to output in the same order. 2.ON state – Inputs are switched or interchanged at the output. OFFON

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Some basic terminology Size of a circuit – Number of components in the circuit. Depth of a circuit – Max number of stages in the path. Width of a circuit – Max number of components in a stage. Hence, Width Depth

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Lower Bounds Let us say that for an input size n we need s switches. Each switch 2 stages (ON/OFF) s switches 2 s stages To satisfy any permutation, 2 s >= n! s >= n log n.LB on size is Ω (n log n)

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Lower Bounds Therefore,, since there are n inputs and n outputs, since 1.each input line must have a path to each output line. 2.each switch has only two inputs and two outputs.

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Permutation Vs. Sorting The order in which the inputs to a Sorting Circuit appear at the output, depends on the values of the input. Hence, by having inputs in the form of a pair (i, j) (which implies input i is sent to output j ) we can perform permutations by using a sorting circuit and sorting by the j values.

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Permutation Vs. Sorting Sorting circuits are self-routing. That is, each comparator makes its decision as to which way the data it receives are to be directed; this decision is made when they reach the comparator and is based on their values. In permutation circuits, switches are to be set ahead of time.

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Circuit Design Once again we use a recursive design based on smaller permutation circuits. The basic idea is to design the circuit in 3 layers: Stage 1 – The first layer decides which of the 2 Stage 2 circuits the Input goes to. Stage 2 – Permutes the input at one scale less. Stage 3 – Decides where Output of Stage 2 goes in the final output sequence.

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Description We need to show that any permutation can be performed for the given input. 1.If for some output y l we trace back to input x 2k then select its neighbor in switch I k (x 2k-1 ) and set the switches from there to its correct output. If neighbor is already selected, select any other i/p. 2.If for some input x l output y 2k is reached, select its neighbor in switch O k (y 2k-1 ) and set switches from there to correct input. Ping – Pong Technique

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An Example Let us construct the circuit for the example shown earlier. It is given below. Ψ 8 = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 4 8 3 2 1 7 6 5 We shall consider it step by step. Our basic building blocks are a based on the following: n=1 No switches needed. n=2 One Switch sufficient. n > 2 Input fed into switches I that direct them towards two n/2 permutation circuits.

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Constructive Proof [Waksman67] Consider a network like the one above with no links. We are given any arbitrary permutation. The upper n/2 circuit is called Pa and the lower Pb. Start with y1 and establish a link through Pa to some x through its corresponding I. Switch I is set if u is even. Proceed next with the second u associated with this I and establish a link through Pb to its y through the O associated with it. Set this O if y is even.

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Repeat the process until all input-output pairs have been matched. Now, since by construction Pa and Pb, are each associated with exactly N/2 inputs and N/2 outputs, and since by assumption Pa and Pb are permutation networks the assignment is complete and the link pattern is as in the figure.

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Analysis 1.Depth d(n) = d (n/2) + 2 = [ d(n/4) + 2 ] + 2 = d( n/ 2 k ) + 2k ( d(2)=1) n/ 2 k = 2 log n = k+1; k=log n -1 d(n) = 2 log n – 1

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Analysis (contd.) 2. Width : n/2 3. Size -> p(n) : p(1) = 0, p(2) =1 p(n) = 2 p (n/2) + n – 1 Hence, p(n) = n log n –n +1

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Applications Investigate the problem of permuting n data items on an EREW PRAM with p processors using little additional storage. Present a simple algorithm with run time O(n/p logn) and an improved algorithm with run time O(n/p+ lognlog log(n/p)). Both algorithms require n additional global bits and O local storage per processor. If prex summation is supported at the instruction level the run time of the improved algorithm is O(n/p) The algorithms can be used to rehash the address space of a PRAM emulation Fast Parallel Permutation Algorithms [Hagerup 95]

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Applications Permute along the cycle until you reach it again. Mark all positions that visited. Continue until all positions have been visited. O(n) to move all items and O(n) t search for unvisited positions. Sequential Algorithm

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Applications EREW PRAM with p processors. Each processor P takes care of one block of B=n/p positions. P starts with x in its block and follows the cycle until it meets a position y that is already marked as visited. P is one of three states: searching, working on a cycle, terminated. Time: O((n/p)logn) Basic Algorithm

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Applications Basic algorithm is not optimal because many processors could terminate early- unbalanced. The array of items is dynamically partitioned into active and passive blocks. passive: all positions have been visited. active: split into smaller ones as the algorithm proceeds. Time: O(n/p + logn log log (n/p)) Improved Algorithm

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References [Akl97] Selim G Akl, Parallel Computation, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 1997. [Waksman68] A permutation network. Journal of the ACM, Vol. 15, 1968, pp. 159-163. [Hagerup 95] Fast Parallel Permutation Algorithms, Journal of Parallel Processing Letters, Vol. 5, No. 2, 995, pp. 139-148.

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