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[CPP+16] M. Ceska, P. Pilar, N. Paoletti, L. Brim and M. Kwiatkowska. PRISM-PSY: Precise GPU-Accelerated Parameter Synthesis for Stochastic Systems. In 22nd International Conference on Tools and Algorithms for the Construction and Analysis of Systems (TACAS), Springer International Publishing. To appear. January 2016. [pdf] [bib]
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Abstract. In this paper we present PRISM-PSY, a novel tool that performs precise GPU-accelerated parameter synthesis for continuous-time Markov chains and time-bounded temporal logic specifi cations. We redesign, in terms of matrix-vector operations, the recently formulated algorithms for precise parameter synthesis in order to enable e ective data-parallel processing, which results in signi cant acceleration on many-core architectures. High hardware utilisation, essential for performance and scalability, is achieved by state space and parameter space parallelisation: the former leverages a compact sparse-matrix representation, and the latter is based on an iterative decomposition of the parameter space. Our experiments on several biological and engineering case studies demonstrate an overall speedup of up to 31-fold on a single GPU compared to the sequential implementation.