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A fast and high quality multilevel scheme for partitioning irregular graphs
 SIAM JOURNAL ON SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING
, 1998
"... Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of graph partitioning algorithms that reduce the size of the graph by collapsing vertices and edges, partition the smaller graph, and then uncoarsen it to construct a partition for the original graph [Bui and Jones, Proc. ..."
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Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of graph partitioning algorithms that reduce the size of the graph by collapsing vertices and edges, partition the smaller graph, and then uncoarsen it to construct a partition for the original graph [Bui and Jones, Proc.
Analysis of multilevel graph partitioning
, 1995
"... Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of algorithms that are based on multilevel graph partitioning that have moderate computational complexity, and provide excellent graph partitions. However, there exists little theoretical analysis that could explain the ability of multileve ..."
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Recently, a number of researchers have investigated a class of algorithms that are based on multilevel graph partitioning that have moderate computational complexity, and provide excellent graph partitions. However, there exists little theoretical analysis that could explain the ability of multilevel algorithms to produce good partitions. In this paper we present such an analysis. We show under certain reasonable assumptions that even if no refinement is used in the uncoarsening phase, a good bisection of the coarser graph is worse than a good bisection of the finer graph by at most a small factor. We also show that the size of a good vertexseparator of the coarse graph projected to the finer graph (without performing refinement in the uncoarsening phase) is higher than the size of a good vertexseparator of the finer graph by at most a small factor.
Graph partitioning for high performance scientific simulations. Computing Reviews 45(2
, 2004
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Parallel Optimisation Algorithms for Multilevel Mesh Partitioning
 Parallel Comput
, 2000
"... Three parallel optimisation algorithms, for use in the context of multilevel graph partitioning of unstructured meshes, are described. The first, interface optimisation, reduces the computation to a set of independent optimisation problems in interface regions. The next, alternating optimisation, is ..."
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Three parallel optimisation algorithms, for use in the context of multilevel graph partitioning of unstructured meshes, are described. The first, interface optimisation, reduces the computation to a set of independent optimisation problems in interface regions. The next, alternating optimisation, is a restriction of this technique in which mesh entities are only allowed to migrate between subdomains in one direction. The third treats the gain as a potential field and uses the concept of relative gain for selecting appropriate vertices to migrate. The results are compared and seen to produce very high global quality partitions, very rapidly. The results are also compared with another partitioning tool and shown to be of higher quality although taking longer to compute. 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Graph Partitioning Algorithms With Applications To Scientific Computing
 Parallel Numerical Algorithms
, 1997
"... Identifying the parallelism in a problem by partitioning its data and tasks among the processors of a parallel computer is a fundamental issue in parallel computing. This problem can be modeled as a graph partitioning problem in which the vertices of a graph are divided into a specified number of su ..."
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Identifying the parallelism in a problem by partitioning its data and tasks among the processors of a parallel computer is a fundamental issue in parallel computing. This problem can be modeled as a graph partitioning problem in which the vertices of a graph are divided into a specified number of subsets such that few edges join two vertices in different subsets. Several new graph partitioning algorithms have been developed in the past few years, and we survey some of this activity. We describe the terminology associated with graph partitioning, the complexity of computing good separators, and graphs that have good separators. We then discuss early algorithms for graph partitioning, followed by three new algorithms based on geometric, algebraic, and multilevel ideas. The algebraic algorithm relies on an eigenvector of a Laplacian matrix associated with the graph to compute the partition. The algebraic algorithm is justified by formulating graph partitioning as a quadratic assignment p...
Parallel Genetic Algorithm in Combinatorial Optimization
, 1992
"... Parallel genetic algorithms (PGA) use two major modifications compared to the genetic algorithm. Firstly, selection for mating is distributed. Individuals live in a 2D world. Selection of a mate is done by each individual independently in its neighborhood. Secondly, each individual may improve its ..."
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Parallel genetic algorithms (PGA) use two major modifications compared to the genetic algorithm. Firstly, selection for mating is distributed. Individuals live in a 2D world. Selection of a mate is done by each individual independently in its neighborhood. Secondly, each individual may improve its fitness during its lifetime by e.g. local hillclimbing. The PGA is totally asynchronous, running with maximal efficiency on MIMD parallel computers. The search strategy of the PGA is based on a small number of intelligent and active individuals, whereas a GA uses a large population of passive individuals. We will show the power of the PGA with two combinatorial problems  the traveling salesman problem and the m graph partitioning problem. In these examples, the PGA has found solutions of very large problems, which are comparable or even better than any other solution found by other heuristics. A comparison between the PGA search strategy and iterated local hillclimbing is made. KEYWORDS ...
Multilevel Graph Partitioning Schemes
 Proc. 24th Intern. Conf. Par. Proc., III
, 1995
"... Abstract – In this paper we present experiments with a class of graph partitioning algorithms that reduce the size of the graph by collapsing vertices and edges, partition the smaller graph, and then uncoarsen it to construct a partition for the original graph. We investigate the effectiveness of ma ..."
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Abstract – In this paper we present experiments with a class of graph partitioning algorithms that reduce the size of the graph by collapsing vertices and edges, partition the smaller graph, and then uncoarsen it to construct a partition for the original graph. We investigate the effectiveness of many different choices for all three phases: coarsening, partition of the coarsest graph, and refinement. In particular, we present a new coarsening heuristic (called heavyedge heuristic) for which the size of the partition of the coarse graph is within a small factor of the size of the final partition obtained after multilevel refinement. We also present a new scheme for refining during uncoarsening that is much faster than the KernighanLin refinement. We test our scheme on a large number of graphs arising in various domains including finite element methods, linear programming, VLSI, and transportation. Our experiments show that our scheme consistently produces partitions that are better than those produced by spectral partitioning schemes in substantially smaller timer (10 to 35 times faster than multilevel spectral bisection). Also, when our scheme is used to compute fill reducing orderings for sparse matrices, it substantially outperforms the widely used multiple minimum degree algorithm. 1
A CoarseGrain Parallel Formulation of Multilevel kway Graph Partitioning Algorithm
 PARALLEL PROCESSING FOR SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING. SIAM
, 1997
"... In this paper we present a parallel formulation of a multilevel kway graph partitioning algorithm, that is particularly suited for messagepassing libraries that have high latency. The multilevel kway partitioning algorithm reduces the size of the graph by successively collapsing vertices and edge ..."
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In this paper we present a parallel formulation of a multilevel kway graph partitioning algorithm, that is particularly suited for messagepassing libraries that have high latency. The multilevel kway partitioning algorithm reduces the size of the graph by successively collapsing vertices and edges (coarsening phase), finds a kway partitioning of the smaller graph, and then it constructs a kway partitioning for the original graph by projecting and refining the partition to successively finer graphs (uncoarsening phase). Our algorithm is able to achieve a high degree of concurrency, while maintaining the high quality partitions produced by the serial algorithm.