Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation on GPGPUs by Shigeyoshi TsutsuiMassively Parallel Evolutionary Computation on GPGPUs by Shigeyoshi Tsutsui

Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation on GPGPUs

byShigeyoshi Tsutsui

Hardcover | December 19, 2013

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Evolutionary algorithms (EAs) are metaheuristics that learn from natural collective behavior and are applied to solve optimization problems in domains such as scheduling, engineering, bioinformatics, and finance. Such applications demand acceptable solutions with high-speed execution using finite computational resources. Therefore, there have been many attempts to develop platforms for running parallel EAs using multicore machines, massively parallel cluster machines, or grid computing environments. Recent advances in general-purpose computing on graphics processing units (GPGPU) have opened up this possibility for parallel EAs, and this is the first book dedicated to this exciting development.

The three chapters of Part I are tutorials, representing a comprehensive introduction to the approach, explaining the characteristics of the hardware used, and presenting a representative project to develop a platform for automatic parallelization of evolutionary computing (EC) on GPGPUs. The 10 chapters in Part II focus on how to consider key EC approaches in the light of this advanced computational technique, in particular addressing generic local search, tabu search, genetic algorithms, differential evolution, swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, systolic genetic search, genetic programming, and multiobjective optimization. The 6 chapters in Part III present successful results from real-world problems in data mining, bioinformatics, drug discovery, crystallography, artificial chemistries, and sudoku.

Although the parallelism of EAs is suited to the single-instruction multiple-data (SIMD)-based GPU, there are many issues to be resolved in design and implementation, and a key feature of the contributions is the practical engineering advice offered. This book will be of value to researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the areas of evolutionary computation and scientific computing.

Prof. Shigeyoshi Tsutsui received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. in electrical engineering in 1967 and 1969 respectively from Osaka City University, and he received his Ph.D. in 1985 from Osaka Prefecture University. From 1969 to 1986 he worked in Hitachi's Central Research Laboratories and Systems Development Laboratories. He joined the staff ...
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Title:Massively Parallel Evolutionary Computation on GPGPUsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:453 pagesPublished:December 19, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chap. 1 Why GPGPUs for Evolutionary Computation?.- Chap. 2 Understanding NVIDIA GPGPU Hardware.- Chap. 3 Automatic Parallelization of EC on GPGPUs and Clusters of GPGPU Machines with EASEA and EASEA-CLOUD.- Chap. 4 Generic Local Search (Memetic) Algorithm on a Single GPGPU Chip.- Chap. 5 arGA: Adaptive Resolution Micro-genetic Algorithm with Tabu Search to Solve MINLP Problems Using GPU.- Chap. 6 An Analytical Study of GPU Computation by Parallel GA with Independent Runs.- Chap. 7 Many-Threaded Differential Evolution on the GPU.- Chap. 8 Scheduling Using Multiple Swarm Particle Optimization with Memetic Features on Graphics Processing Units.- Chap. 9 ACO with Tabu Search on GPUs for Fast Solution of the QAP.- Chap. 10 New Ideas in Parallel Metaheuristics on GPU: Systolic Genetic Search.- Chap. 11 Genetic Programming on GPGPU Cards Using EASEA.- Chap. 12 Cartesian Genetic Programming on the GPU.- Chap. 13 Implementation Techniques for Massively Parallel Multi-objective Optimization.- Chap. 14 Data Mining Using Parallel Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithms on Graphics Processing Units.- Chap. 15 Large-Scale Bioinformatics Data Mining with Parallel Genetic Programming on Graphics Processing Units.- Chap. 16 GPU-Accelerated High-Accuracy Molecular Docking Using Guided Differential Evolution.- Chap. 17 Using Large-Scale Parallel Systems for Complex Crystallographic Problems in Materials Science.- Chap. 18 Artificial Chemistries on GPU.- Chap. 19 Acceleration of Genetic Algorithms for Sudoku Solution on Many-Core Processors.