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Half-approximate Graph Matching in UPC++

This folder contains codes for implementing Half-approximate matching using UPC++.

Please review the following paper for the serial algorithm, based on Manne-Bisseling:

This is based on our MPI-based half approximate graph matching implementation, discussed in paper:


Just invoking make should build the program, without any changes made to the Makefile, provided upcxx and MPI are in the $PATH. It will use whatever network backend is configured by default for your UPC++ install, which is site-dependent.

If you have an InfiniBand network, you can override the default with a command like:

make FLAGS="-O3 -network=ibv"

Running on an HPC system

On an HPC system with a proper UPC++ install, you should be able to run with a command like:

mpiexec -n 2 ./match_rma -n 1000

Note this requires that UPC++ was built with support for MPI hybrid applications (enabled by default on most platforms).

Running on a laptop

On a laptop/workstation, set these prior to calling upcxx-run:

export GASNET_CSPAWN_CMD='mpirun -np %N %C'


upcxx-run -n 2 ./match_rma -n 1000

Command line options:

Apart from using external file, it is possible to generate in-memory a random geometric graph in a distributed fashion. To learn more about binary file format for real-world graphs, see FAQs of miniVite:

Possible options (can be combined):

Option Description
-f <bin-file> Specify input binary file after this argument.
-b Use an balanced graph distribution to reduce communication (however, this option can create severe load imbalance, so use with caution).
-n <vertices> Pass total number of vertices of the generated graph.
-l Use distributed LCG for randomly choosing edges. If this option is not used, we will use C++ random number generator (using std::default_random_engine).
-p <percent> Specify percent of overall edges to be randomly generated between processes.
-w Use Euclidean distance as edge weight. If this option is not used, edge weights are considered as 1.0. Generate edge weight uniformly between (0,1) if Euclidean distance is not available (applicable to randomly generated edges).
-r <nranks> This is used to control the number of aggregators in MPI I/O and is meaningful when an input binary graph file is passed with option -f. naggr := (nranks > 1) ? (nprocs/nranks) : nranks;



Half-approximate graph matching using UPCXX (one-sided and RPC)







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