A speculative parallel decompression algorithm on Apache Spark

A speculative parallel decompression algorithm on Apache Spark Data decompression is one of the most important techniques in data processing and has been widely used in multimedia information transmission and processing. However, the existing decompression algorithms on multicore platforms are time-consuming and do not support large data well. In order to expand parallelism and enhance decompression efficiency on large-scale datasets, based on the software thread-level speculation technique, this paper raises a speculative parallel decompression algorithm on Apache Spark. By analyzing the data structure of the compressed data, the algorithm firstly hires a function to divide compressed data into blocks which can be decompressed independently and then spawns a number of threads to speculatively decompress data blocks in parallel. At last, the speculative results are merged to form the final outcome. Comparing with the conventional parallel approach on multicore platform, the proposed algorithm is very efficiency and obtains a high parallelism degree by making the best of the resources of the cluster. Experiments show that the proposed approach could achieve 2.6 $$\times $$ × speedup when comparing with the traditional approach in average. In addition, with the growing number of working nodes, the execution time cost decreases gradually, and the speedup scales linearly. The results indicate that the decompression efficiency can be significantly enhanced by adopting this speculative parallel algorithm. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Supercomputing Springer Journals

A speculative parallel decompression algorithm on Apache Spark

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Computer Science; Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters; Processor Architectures; Computer Science, general
ISSN
0920-8542
eISSN
1573-0484
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11227-017-2000-3
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Abstract

Data decompression is one of the most important techniques in data processing and has been widely used in multimedia information transmission and processing. However, the existing decompression algorithms on multicore platforms are time-consuming and do not support large data well. In order to expand parallelism and enhance decompression efficiency on large-scale datasets, based on the software thread-level speculation technique, this paper raises a speculative parallel decompression algorithm on Apache Spark. By analyzing the data structure of the compressed data, the algorithm firstly hires a function to divide compressed data into blocks which can be decompressed independently and then spawns a number of threads to speculatively decompress data blocks in parallel. At last, the speculative results are merged to form the final outcome. Comparing with the conventional parallel approach on multicore platform, the proposed algorithm is very efficiency and obtains a high parallelism degree by making the best of the resources of the cluster. Experiments show that the proposed approach could achieve 2.6 $$\times $$ × speedup when comparing with the traditional approach in average. In addition, with the growing number of working nodes, the execution time cost decreases gradually, and the speedup scales linearly. The results indicate that the decompression efficiency can be significantly enhanced by adopting this speculative parallel algorithm.

Journal

The Journal of SupercomputingSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 21, 2017

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