[Networkit] Algorithms based on shortest path aggregation are *embarrassingly* parallel

Christian Staudt christian.staudt at kit.edu
Wed Sep 9 14:54:27 CEST 2015

p.s. There is one more way to cut the running time here: Max and I have been working on implementing a modified BFS algorithm which can be 2-4 times faster on complex networks. To be announced soon.

On 09 Sep 2015, at 14:46, Christian Staudt <christian.staudt at kit.edu> wrote:

> Hi developers,
> centrality measures based on shortest paths (like betweenness, closeness etc.) are relevant, but also expensive to compute. Doing many traversals of a large graph takes long, but parallelizing them and aggregating the results is probably easy.
> The following algorithms are currently not parallel:
> centrality.ApproxBetweenness2
> centrality.ApproxCloseness
> So for those working on the subject, can you please parallelize these and future similar algorithms?
> Best,
> Chris
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