The Computer Language
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mandelbrot Go program

source code

// The Computer Language Benchmarks Game
// http://benchmarksgame.alioth.debian.org/
//
// Contributed by Kristian Meyer
// Translated Jeremy Zerfas's C gcc #9 program to use goroutines instead of openmp.

package main

import (
   "flag"
   "fmt"
   "log"
   "os"
   "runtime"
   "strconv"
   "sync"
)

// This is the square of the limit that pixels will need to exceed in order to
// escape from the Mandelbrot set.
const LIMIT_SQUARED = 4.0

// This controls the maximum amount of iterations that are done for each pixel.
const MAXIMUM_ITERATIONS = 50

// targeting a q6600 system, 1 cpu worker per core.
const POOL = 4

var image_Width_And_Height int
var initial_r []float64
var initial_i []float64
var pixels []byte

func calc(wg *sync.WaitGroup, band int) {
   for y := band; y < image_Width_And_Height; y += POOL {

      prefetched_Initial_i := initial_i[y]
      for x_Major := 0; x_Major < image_Width_And_Height; x_Major += 8 {

         // pixel_Group_r and pixel_Group_i will store real and imaginary
         // values for each pixel in the current pixel group as we perform
         // iterations. Set their initial values here.
         var pixel_Group_r [8]float64
         var pixel_Group_i [8]float64
         for x_Minor := 0; x_Minor < 8; x_Minor++ {
            pixel_Group_r[x_Minor] = initial_r[x_Major+x_Minor]
            pixel_Group_i[x_Minor] = prefetched_Initial_i
         }

         // Assume all pixels are in the Mandelbrot set initially.
         var eight_Pixels byte = 0xff

         iteration := MAXIMUM_ITERATIONS
         for {
            var current_Pixel_Bitmask byte = 0x80
            for x_Minor := 0; x_Minor < 8; x_Minor++ {
               r := pixel_Group_r[x_Minor]
               i := pixel_Group_i[x_Minor]

               pixel_Group_r[x_Minor] = r*r - i*i +
                  initial_r[x_Major+x_Minor]
               pixel_Group_i[x_Minor] = 2.0*r*i + prefetched_Initial_i

               // Clear the bit for the pixel if it escapes from the
               // Mandelbrot set.
               if r*r+i*i > LIMIT_SQUARED {
                  eight_Pixels &= ^current_Pixel_Bitmask
               }

               current_Pixel_Bitmask >>= 1
            }
            iteration--
            if eight_Pixels == 0 || iteration == 0 {
               break
            }
         }

         pixels[y*image_Width_And_Height/8+x_Major/8] = eight_Pixels
      }
   }
   wg.Done()
}

func main() {
   runtime.GOMAXPROCS(POOL)
   var size int
   flag.Parse()
   if flag.NArg() > 0 {
      var err error
      size, err = strconv.Atoi(flag.Arg(0))
      if err != nil {
         log.Fatal(err)
      }
   }

   // Ensure image_Width_And_Height are multiples of 8.
   image_Width_And_Height = (size + 7) / 8 * 8
   // The image will be black and white with one bit for each pixel. Bits with
   // a value of zero are white pixels which are the ones that "escape" from
   // the Mandelbrot set. We'll be working on one line at a time and each line
   // will be made up of pixel groups that are eight pixels in size so each
   // pixel group will be one byte. This allows for some more optimizations to
   // be done.
   pixels = make([]byte, image_Width_And_Height*image_Width_And_Height/8)

   // Precompute the initial real and imaginary values for each x and y
   // coordinate in the image.
   initial_r = make([]float64, image_Width_And_Height)
   initial_i = make([]float64, image_Width_And_Height)

   // todo: multi-thread this part too
   for xy := 0; xy < image_Width_And_Height; xy++ {
      initial_r[xy] = 2.0/float64(image_Width_And_Height)*float64(xy) - 1.5
      initial_i[xy] = 2.0/float64(image_Width_And_Height)*float64(xy) - 1.0
   }

   var wg sync.WaitGroup
   for i := 0; i < POOL; i++ {
      wg.Add(1)
      go calc(&wg, i)
   }
   wg.Wait()

   // Output the image to stdout.
   fmt.Printf("P4\n%d %d\n", image_Width_And_Height, image_Width_And_Height)
   os.Stdout.Write(pixels)
}
    

notes, command-line, and program output

NOTES:
32-bit Ubuntu one core
go version go1.7 linux/386


Tue, 16 Aug 2016 04:22:08 GMT

MAKE:
/usr/local/src/go/bin/go build -o mandelbrot.go_run
0.38s to complete and log all make actions

COMMAND LINE:
./mandelbrot.go_run 16000

(BINARY) PROGRAM OUTPUT NOT SHOWN