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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 308, 32nd Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2024)

A graph is called a (k, ρ)-graph iff every node can reach ρ of its nearest neighbors in at most k hops. This property has proven useful in the analysis and design of parallel shortest-path algorithms [Blelloch et al., 2016; Dong et al., 2021]. Any graph can be transformed into a (k, ρ)-graph by adding shortcuts. Formally, the (k,ρ)-Minimum-Shortcut-Problem (kρ-MSP) asks to find an appropriate shortcut set of minimal cardinality.
We show that kρ-MSP is NP-complete in the practical regime of k ≥ 3 and ρ = Θ(n^ε) for ε > 0. With a related construction, we bound the approximation factor of known kρ-MSP heuristics [Blelloch et al., 2016] from below and propose algorithmic countermeasures improving the approximation quality. Further, we describe an integer linear problem (ILP) that optimally solves kρ-MSP. Finally, we compare the practical performance and quality of all algorithms empirically.

Alexander Leonhardt, Ulrich Meyer, and Manuel Penschuck. Insights into (k, ρ)-Shortcutting Algorithms. In 32nd Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2024). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 308, pp. 84:1-84:17, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2024)

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@InProceedings{leonhardt_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2024.84, author = {Leonhardt, Alexander and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{Insights into (k, \rho)-Shortcutting Algorithms}}, booktitle = {32nd Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2024)}, pages = {84:1--84:17}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-338-6}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2024}, volume = {308}, editor = {Chan, Timothy and Fischer, Johannes and Iacono, John and Herman, Grzegorz}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2024.84}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-211554}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2024.84}, annote = {Keywords: Complexity, Approximation, Optimal algorithms, Parallel shortest path} }

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PACE Solver Description

**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 285, 18th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2023)

Twin-width (tww) is a parameter measuring the similarity of an undirected graph to a co-graph [Édouard Bonnet et al., 2022]. It is useful to analyze the parameterized complexity of various graph problems. This paper presents two algorithms to compute the twin-width and to provide a contraction sequence as witness. The two algorithms are motivated by the PACE 2023 challenge, one for the exact track and one for the heuristic track. Each algorithm produces a contraction sequence witnessing (i) the minimal twin-width admissible by the graph in the exact track (ii) an upper bound on the twin-width as tight as possible in the heuristic track.
Our heuristic algorithm relies on several greedy approaches with different performance characteristics to find and improve solutions. For large graphs we use locality sensitive hashing to approximately identify suitable contraction candidates. The exact solver follows a branch-and-bound design. It relies on the heuristic algorithm to provide initial upper bounds, and uses lower bounds via contraction sequences to show the optimality of a heuristic solution found in some branch.

Alexander Leonhardt, Holger Dell, Anselm Haak, Frank Kammer, Johannes Meintrup, Ulrich Meyer, and Manuel Penschuck. PACE Solver Description: Exact (GUTHMI) and Heuristic (GUTHM). In 18th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 285, pp. 37:1-37:7, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)

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@InProceedings{leonhardt_et_al:LIPIcs.IPEC.2023.37, author = {Leonhardt, Alexander and Dell, Holger and Haak, Anselm and Kammer, Frank and Meintrup, Johannes and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{PACE Solver Description: Exact (GUTHMI) and Heuristic (GUTHM)}}, booktitle = {18th International Symposium on Parameterized and Exact Computation (IPEC 2023)}, pages = {37:1--37:7}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-305-8}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2023}, volume = {285}, editor = {Misra, Neeldhara and Wahlstr\"{o}m, Magnus}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2023.37}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-194563}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.IPEC.2023.37}, annote = {Keywords: PACE 2023 Challenge, Heuristic, Exact, Twin-Width} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 265, 21st International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2023)

Shuffling is the process of placing elements into a random order such that any permutation occurs with equal probability. It is an important building block in virtually all scientific areas. We engineer, - to the best of our knowledge - for the first time, a practically fast, parallel shuffling algorithm with O(√n log n) parallel depth that requires only poly-logarithmic auxiliary memory (with high probability). In an empirical evaluation, we compare our implementations with a number of existing solutions on various computer architectures. Our algorithms consistently achieve the highest through-put on all machines. Further, we demonstrate that the runtime of our parallel algorithm is comparable to the time that other algorithms may take to acquire the memory from the operating system to copy the input.

Manuel Penschuck. Engineering Shared-Memory Parallel Shuffling to Generate Random Permutations In-Place. In 21st International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 265, pp. 5:1-5:20, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)

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@InProceedings{penschuck:LIPIcs.SEA.2023.5, author = {Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{Engineering Shared-Memory Parallel Shuffling to Generate Random Permutations In-Place}}, booktitle = {21st International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2023)}, pages = {5:1--5:20}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-279-2}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2023}, volume = {265}, editor = {Georgiadis, Loukas}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2023.5}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-183550}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2023.5}, annote = {Keywords: Shuffling, random permutation, parallelism, in-place, algorithm engineering, practical implementation} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 233, 20th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2022)

The group testing problem asks for efficient pooling schemes and inference algorithms that allow to screen moderately large numbers of samples for rare infections. The goal is to accurately identify the infected individuals while minimizing the number of tests.
We propose the novel adaptive pooling scheme adaptive Belief Propagation (ABP) that acknowledges practical limitations such as limited pooling sizes and noisy tests that may give imperfect answers. We demonstrate that the accuracy of ABP surpasses that of individual testing despite using few overall tests. The new design comes with Belief Propagation as an efficient inference algorithm. While the development of ABP is guided by mathematical analyses and asymptotic insights, we conduct an experimental study to obtain results on practical population sizes.

Amin Coja-Oghlan, Max Hahn-Klimroth, Philipp Loick, and Manuel Penschuck. Efficient and Accurate Group Testing via Belief Propagation: An Empirical Study. In 20th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2022). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 233, pp. 8:1-8:18, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2022)

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@InProceedings{cojaoghlan_et_al:LIPIcs.SEA.2022.8, author = {Coja-Oghlan, Amin and Hahn-Klimroth, Max and Loick, Philipp and Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{Efficient and Accurate Group Testing via Belief Propagation: An Empirical Study}}, booktitle = {20th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2022)}, pages = {8:1--8:18}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-251-8}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2022}, volume = {233}, editor = {Schulz, Christian and U\c{c}ar, Bora}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2022.8}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-165422}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2022.8}, annote = {Keywords: Group testing, Probabilistic Construction, Belief Propagation, Simulation} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 190, 19th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2021)

We empirically investigate algorithms for solving Connected Components in the external memory model. In particular, we study whether the randomized O(Sort(E)) algorithm by Karger, Klein, and Tarjan can be implemented to compete with practically promising and simpler algorithms having only slightly worse theoretical cost, namely Borůvka’s algorithm and the algorithm by Sibeyn and collaborators. For all algorithms, we develop and test a number of tuning options. Our experiments are executed on a large set of different graph classes including random graphs, grids, geometric graphs, and hyperbolic graphs. Among our findings are: The Sibeyn algorithm is a very strong contender due to its simplicity and due to an added degree of freedom in its internal workings when used in the Connected Components setting. With the right tunings, the Karger-Klein-Tarjan algorithm can be implemented to be competitive in many cases. Higher graph density seems to benefit Karger-Klein-Tarjan relative to Sibeyn. Borůvka’s algorithm is not competitive with the two others.

Gerth Stølting Brodal, Rolf Fagerberg, David Hammer, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck, and Hung Tran. An Experimental Study of External Memory Algorithms for Connected Components. In 19th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2021). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 190, pp. 23:1-23:23, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2021)

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@InProceedings{brodal_et_al:LIPIcs.SEA.2021.23, author = {Brodal, Gerth St{\o}lting and Fagerberg, Rolf and Hammer, David and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel and Tran, Hung}, title = {{An Experimental Study of External Memory Algorithms for Connected Components}}, booktitle = {19th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2021)}, pages = {23:1--23:23}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-185-6}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2021}, volume = {190}, editor = {Coudert, David and Natale, Emanuele}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2021.23}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-137958}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2021.23}, annote = {Keywords: Connected Components, Experimental Evaluation, External Memory, Graph Algorithms, Randomization} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 173, 28th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2020)

We consider the efficient simulation of population protocols. In the population model, we are given a system of n agents modeled as identical finite-state machines. In each step, two agents are selected uniformly at random to interact by updating their states according to a common transition function. We empirically and analytically analyze two classes of simulators for this model. First, we consider sequential simulators executing one interaction after the other. Key to the performance of these simulators is the data structure storing the agents' states. For our analysis, we consider plain arrays, binary search trees, and a novel Dynamic Alias Table data structure. Secondly, we consider batch processing to efficiently update the states of multiple independent agents in one step. For many protocols considered in literature, our simulator requires amortized sub-constant time per interaction and is fast in practice: given a fixed time budget, the implementation of our batched simulator is able to simulate population protocols several orders of magnitude larger compared to the sequential competitors, and can carry out 2^50 interactions among the same number of agents in less than 400s.

Petra Berenbrink, David Hammer, Dominik Kaaser, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck, and Hung Tran. Simulating Population Protocols in Sub-Constant Time per Interaction. In 28th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2020). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 173, pp. 16:1-16:22, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2020)

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@InProceedings{berenbrink_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2020.16, author = {Berenbrink, Petra and Hammer, David and Kaaser, Dominik and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel and Tran, Hung}, title = {{Simulating Population Protocols in Sub-Constant Time per Interaction}}, booktitle = {28th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2020)}, pages = {16:1--16:22}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-162-7}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2020}, volume = {173}, editor = {Grandoni, Fabrizio and Herman, Grzegorz and Sanders, Peter}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2020.16}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-128827}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2020.16}, annote = {Keywords: Population Protocols, Simulation, Random Sampling, Dynamic Alias Table} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 144, 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)

We initiate a study of algorithms with a focus on the computational complexity of individual elements, and introduce the fragile complexity of comparison-based algorithms as the maximal number of comparisons any individual element takes part in. We give a number of upper and lower bounds on the fragile complexity for fundamental problems, including Minimum, Selection, Sorting and Heap Construction. The results include both deterministic and randomized upper and lower bounds, and demonstrate a separation between the two settings for a number of problems. The depth of a comparator network is a straight-forward upper bound on the worst case fragile complexity of the corresponding fragile algorithm. We prove that fragile complexity is a different and strictly easier property than the depth of comparator networks, in the sense that for some problems a fragile complexity equal to the best network depth can be achieved with less total work and that with randomization, even a lower fragile complexity is possible.

Peyman Afshani, Rolf Fagerberg, David Hammer, Riko Jacob, Irina Kostitsyna, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck, and Nodari Sitchinava. Fragile Complexity of Comparison-Based Algorithms. In 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 144, pp. 2:1-2:19, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)

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@InProceedings{afshani_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2019.2, author = {Afshani, Peyman and Fagerberg, Rolf and Hammer, David and Jacob, Riko and Kostitsyna, Irina and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel and Sitchinava, Nodari}, title = {{Fragile Complexity of Comparison-Based Algorithms}}, booktitle = {27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)}, pages = {2:1--2:19}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-124-5}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2019}, volume = {144}, editor = {Bender, Michael A. and Svensson, Ola and Herman, Grzegorz}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.2}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-111235}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.2}, annote = {Keywords: Algorithms, comparison based algorithms, lower bounds} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 144, 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)

Hyperbolic random graphs (HRG) and geometric inhomogeneous random graphs (GIRG) are two similar generative network models that were designed to resemble complex real world networks. In particular, they have a power-law degree distribution with controllable exponent beta, and high clustering that can be controlled via the temperature T.
We present the first implementation of an efficient GIRG generator running in expected linear time. Besides varying temperatures, it also supports underlying geometries of higher dimensions. It is capable of generating graphs with ten million edges in under a second on commodity hardware. The algorithm can be adapted to HRGs. Our resulting implementation is the fastest sequential HRG generator, despite the fact that we support non-zero temperatures. Though non-zero temperatures are crucial for many applications, most existing generators are restricted to T = 0. We also support parallelization, although this is not the focus of this paper. Moreover, we note that our generators draw from the correct probability distribution, i.e., they involve no approximation.
Besides the generators themselves, we also provide an efficient algorithm to determine the non-trivial dependency between the average degree of the resulting graph and the input parameters of the GIRG model. This makes it possible to specify the desired expected average degree as input.
Moreover, we investigate the differences between HRGs and GIRGs, shedding new light on the nature of the relation between the two models. Although HRGs represent, in a certain sense, a special case of the GIRG model, we find that a straight-forward inclusion does not hold in practice. However, the difference is negligible for most use cases.

Thomas Bläsius, Tobias Friedrich, Maximilian Katzmann, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck, and Christopher Weyand. Efficiently Generating Geometric Inhomogeneous and Hyperbolic Random Graphs. In 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 144, pp. 21:1-21:14, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)

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@InProceedings{blasius_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2019.21, author = {Bl\"{a}sius, Thomas and Friedrich, Tobias and Katzmann, Maximilian and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel and Weyand, Christopher}, title = {{Efficiently Generating Geometric Inhomogeneous and Hyperbolic Random Graphs}}, booktitle = {27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)}, pages = {21:1--21:14}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-124-5}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2019}, volume = {144}, editor = {Bender, Michael A. and Svensson, Ola and Herman, Grzegorz}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.21}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-111424}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.21}, annote = {Keywords: hyperbolic random graphs, geometric inhomogeneous random graph, efficient network generation} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 144, 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)

Bidirectional compression algorithms work by substituting repeated substrings by references that, unlike in the famous LZ77-scheme, can point to either direction. We present such an algorithm that is particularly suited for an external memory implementation. We evaluate it experimentally on large data sets of size up to 128 GiB (using only 16 GiB of RAM) and show that it is significantly faster than all known LZ77 compressors, while producing a roughly similar number of factors. We also introduce an external memory decompressor for texts compressed with any uni- or bidirectional compression scheme.

Patrick Dinklage, Jonas Ellert, Johannes Fischer, Dominik Köppl, and Manuel Penschuck. Bidirectional Text Compression in External Memory. In 27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 144, pp. 41:1-41:16, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2019)

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@InProceedings{dinklage_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2019.41, author = {Dinklage, Patrick and Ellert, Jonas and Fischer, Johannes and K\"{o}ppl, Dominik and Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{Bidirectional Text Compression in External Memory}}, booktitle = {27th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2019)}, pages = {41:1--41:16}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-124-5}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2019}, volume = {144}, editor = {Bender, Michael A. and Svensson, Ola and Herman, Grzegorz}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.41}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-111624}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2019.41}, annote = {Keywords: text compression, bidirectional parsing, text decompression, external algorithms} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 112, 26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2018)

Graph randomisation is a crucial task in the analysis and synthesis of networks. It is typically implemented as an edge switching process (ESMC) repeatedly swapping the nodes of random edge pairs while maintaining the degrees involved [Mihail and Zegura, 2003]. Curveball is a novel approach that instead considers the whole neighbourhoods of randomly drawn node pairs. Its Markov chain converges to a uniform distribution, and experiments suggest that it requires less steps than the established ESMC [Carstens et al., 2016]. Since trades however are more expensive, we study Curveball's practical runtime by introducing the first efficient Curveball algorithms: the I/O-efficient EM-CB for simple undirected graphs and its internal memory pendant IM-CB. Further, we investigate global trades [Carstens et al., 2016] processing every node in a single super step, and show that undirected global trades converge to a uniform distribution and perform superior in practice. We then discuss EM-GCB and EM-PGCB for global trades and give experimental evidence that EM-PGCB achieves the quality of the state-of-the-art ESMC algorithm EM-ES [M. Hamann et al., 2017] nearly one order of magnitude faster.

Corrie Jacobien Carstens, Michael Hamann, Ulrich Meyer, Manuel Penschuck, Hung Tran, and Dorothea Wagner. Parallel and I/O-efficient Randomisation of Massive Networks using Global Curveball Trades. In 26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2018). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 112, pp. 11:1-11:15, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)

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@InProceedings{carstens_et_al:LIPIcs.ESA.2018.11, author = {Carstens, Corrie Jacobien and Hamann, Michael and Meyer, Ulrich and Penschuck, Manuel and Tran, Hung and Wagner, Dorothea}, title = {{Parallel and I/O-efficient Randomisation of Massive Networks using Global Curveball Trades}}, booktitle = {26th Annual European Symposium on Algorithms (ESA 2018)}, pages = {11:1--11:15}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-081-1}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2018}, volume = {112}, editor = {Azar, Yossi and Bast, Hannah and Herman, Grzegorz}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2018.11}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-94745}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.ESA.2018.11}, annote = {Keywords: Graph randomisation, Curveball, I/O-efficiency, Parallelism} }

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**Published in:** LIPIcs, Volume 75, 16th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2017)

Random graph models, originally conceived to study the structure of networks and the emergence of their properties, have become an indispensable tool for experimental algorithmics. Amongst them, hyperbolic random graphs form a well-accepted family, yielding realistic complex networks while being both mathematically and algorithmically tractable. We introduce two generators MemGen and HyperGen for the G_{alpha,C}(n) model, which distributes n random points within a hyperbolic plane and produces m=n*d/2 undirected edges for all point pairs close by; the expected average degree d and exponent 2*alpha+1 of the power-law degree distribution are controlled by alpha>1/2 and C. Both algorithms emit a stream of edges which they do not have to store. MemGen keeps O(n) items in internal memory and has a time complexity of O(n*log(log n) + m), which is optimal for networks with an average degree of d=Omega(log(log n)). For realistic values of d=o(n / log^{1/alpha}(n)), HyperGen reduces the memory footprint to O([n^{1-alpha}*d^alpha + log(n)]*log(n)).
In an experimental evaluation, we compare HyperGen with four generators among which it is consistently the fastest. For small d=10 we measure a speed-up of 4.0 compared to the fastest publicly available generator increasing to 29.6 for d=1000. On commodity hardware, HyperGen produces 3.7e8 edges per second for graphs with 1e6 < m < 1e12 and alpha=1, utilising less than 600MB of RAM. We demonstrate nearly linear scalability on an Intel Xeon Phi.

Manuel Penschuck. Generating Practical Random Hyperbolic Graphs in Near-Linear Time and with Sub-Linear Memory. In 16th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2017). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 75, pp. 26:1-26:21, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2017)

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@InProceedings{penschuck:LIPIcs.SEA.2017.26, author = {Penschuck, Manuel}, title = {{Generating Practical Random Hyperbolic Graphs in Near-Linear Time and with Sub-Linear Memory}}, booktitle = {16th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms (SEA 2017)}, pages = {26:1--26:21}, series = {Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)}, ISBN = {978-3-95977-036-1}, ISSN = {1868-8969}, year = {2017}, volume = {75}, editor = {Iliopoulos, Costas S. and Pissis, Solon P. and Puglisi, Simon J. and Raman, Rajeev}, publisher = {Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik}, address = {Dagstuhl, Germany}, URL = {https://drops.dagstuhl.de/entities/document/10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2017.26}, URN = {urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-76218}, doi = {10.4230/LIPIcs.SEA.2017.26}, annote = {Keywords: Random hyperbolic graph generator, streaming algorithm} }

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