Fast block QR update in digital signal processing
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The processing of digital sound signals often requires the computation of the QR factorization of a rectangular system matrix. However, sometimes, only a given (and probably small) part of the system matrix varies from the current sample to the next one. We exploit this fact to reuse some computations carried out to process the former sample in order to save execution time in the processing of the current sample. These savings can be critical for real-time applications running on low power consumption devices with high mobility. In addition, we propose a simple out-of-order task-parallel algorithm for the QR factorization using OpenMP that exploits the multicore capability of modern processors. Furthermore, in the presence of a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in the system, our algorithm is able to off-load some tasks to the GPU to accelerate the computation on these hardware devices.
KeywordsQR factorization QR update jagged Matrix Real time Block QR
This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under MINECO and FEDER projects TEC2015-67387-C4-1-R and TIN2014-53495-R; and the Generalitat Valenciana PROMETEOII/2014/003.
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