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Sparse Matrix-Vector Multiplication on Processors with Small Memory Footprints

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000184518D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Jun-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Jun-29

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We present a sparse matrix-dense vector multiplication procedure which is suitable for a subclass of sparse matrices (which we call block-sparse matrices), and which effectively harnesses the compute power of the Cell/B.E. processor. This technique could be mapped to GPUs, Larrabee, or any low-memory footprint microprocessor. .