SATISFY_OPENMP is a C program which demonstrates, for a particular circuit, an exhaustive search for solutions of the circuit satisfy problem, using OpenMP for parallel execution.
This problem assumes that we are given a logical circuit of AND, OR and NOT gates, with N=23 binary inputs and a single output. We are to determine all inputs which produce a 1 as the output.
The general problem is NP complete, so there is no known polynomial-time algorithm to solve the general case. The natural way to search for solutions then is exhaustive search of all 2^N possible inputs.
In an interesting way, this is a very extreme and discrete version of the problem of maximizing a scalar function of multiple variables. The difference is that here we know that both the input and output only have the values 0 and 1, rather than a continuous range of real values!
This problem is a natural candidate for parallel computation, since the individual evaluations of the circuit are completely independent.
On an Apple PowerPC G5 with two processors, the following results were observed:
Threads | 2^N | Time |
---|---|---|
1 | 8,388,608 | 4.24 seconds |
2 | 8,388,608 | 2.15 seconds |
4 | 8,388,608 | 2.28 seconds |
In the BASH shell, the program could be run with 2 threads using the commands:
export OMP_NUM_THREADS=2 ./satisfy_openmp
The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.
SATISFY_OPENMP is available in a C version and a C++ version and a FORTRAN77 version and a FORTRAN90 version.
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SATISFY_LOCAL runs SATISFY_OPENMP locally.
SATISFY_ITHACA runs SATISFY_OPENMP through the batch system.
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