By Topic

An efficient parallel-processing method for transposing large matrices in place

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
M. R. Portnoff ; Lawrence Livermore Nat. Lab., CA, USA

We have developed an efficient algorithm for transposing large matrices in place. The algorithm is efficient because data are accessed either sequentially in blocks or randomly within blocks small enough to fit in cache, and because the same indexing calculations are shared among identical procedures operating on independent subsets of the data. This inherent parallelism makes the method well suited for a multiprocessor computing environment. The algorithm is easy to implement because the same two procedures are applied to the data in various groupings to carry out the complete transpose operation. Using only a single processor, we have demonstrated nearly an order of magnitude increase in speed over the previously published algorithm by Gate and Twigg (1977) for transposing a large rectangular matrix in place. With multiple processors operating in parallel, the processing speed increases almost linearly with the number of processors. A simplified version of the algorithm for square matrices is presented as well as an extension for matrices large enough to require virtual memory

Published in:

IEEE Transactions on Image Processing  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 9 )