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From "Nakul Jindal (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SYSTEMML-1570) Remove fused sel+ operator
Date Wed, 24 May 2017 06:42:04 GMT

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Nakul Jindal commented on SYSTEMML-1570:
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[~mboehm7] - absolutely. We haven't yet seen it as a top heavy hitter that we wanted to focus
on, so it hasn't been implemented yet. 
If you think this is urgent, let me know and I can work on it.


> Remove fused sel+ operator
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: SYSTEMML-1570
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SYSTEMML-1570
>             Project: SystemML
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Matthias Boehm
>             Fix For: SystemML 1.0
>
>
> The fused operator sel+ (select positive values) is applied for patterns like (X>0)*X
and max(X,0) in order to eliminate unnecessary intermediates. It stems from a time when max
was sparse-unsafe and hence inefficient over sparse data. However, meanwhile we mark scalar
operators as conditionally sparse-safe depending on the given scalar constant c, which applies
for max if c<=0. Hence, this sel+ operator is meanwhile completely useless and should be
removed.
> Furthermore, we should also generalize the rewrites to rewrite the selection of negative
values (X<0)*X to min(X,0)



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