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  • 2021.4
  • 09/27/2021
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Singular Value Decomposition

Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) is one of matrix factorization techniques. It has a broad range of applications including dimensionality reduction, solving linear inverse problems, and data fitting.

Details

Given the matrix
X
of size LaTex Math image., the problem is to compute the Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) LaTex Math image., where:
  • U
    is an orthogonal matrix of size LaTex Math image.
  • LaTex Math image. is a rectangular diagonal matrix of size LaTex Math image. with non-negative values on the diagonal, called singular values
  • LaTex Math image. is an orthogonal matrix of size LaTex Math image.
Columns of the matrices
U
and
V
are called left and right singular vectors, respectively.

Computation

The following computation modes are available:

Examples

C++ (CPU)
Batch Processing:
Online Processing:
Distributed Processing:
Java*
There is no support for Java on GPU.
Batch Processing:
Online Processing:
Distributed Processing:
Python*
Batch Processing:
Online Processing:
Distributed Processing:

Performance Considerations

To get the best overall performance of singular value decomposition (SVD), for input, output, and auxiliary data, use homogeneous numeric tables of the same type as specified in the algorithmFPType class template parameter.
Online Processing
SVD in the online processing mode is at least as computationally complex as in the batch processing mode and has high memory requirements for storing auxiliary data between calls to the compute() method. On the other hand, the online version of SVD may enable you to hide the latency of reading data from a slow data source. To do this, implement load prefetching of the next data block in parallel with the compute() method for the current block.
Online processing mostly benefits SVD when the matrix of left singular vectors is not required. In this case, memory requirements for storing auxiliary data goes down from LaTex Math image. to LaTex Math image..
Distributed Processing
Using SVD in the distributed processing mode requires gathering local-node LaTex Math image. numeric tables on the master node. When the amount of local-node work is small, that is, when the local-node data set is small, the network data transfer may become a bottleneck. To avoid this situation, ensure that local nodes have a sufficient amount of work. For example, distribute input data set across a smaller number of nodes.
Product and Performance Information
Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex​.
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Product and Performance Information

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Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.