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Efficient Parallel Evaluation of Boolean Expressions

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2 Author(s)
Preparata, Franco P. ; Coordinated Science Laboratory and the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois ; Muller, D.E.

A Boolean expression wilth n literals, i.e., n distinct appearances of variables, can be evaluated by a parallel processing system in at most 1.81 log2n steps, or, equivalently, by a network constructed with two-input AND and OR gates and having at most 1.81 log2n levels.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-25 ,  Issue: 5 )