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The VLSI Complexity of Sorting

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1 Author(s)
Thompson, C.D. ; Computer Science Division, University of California

The area-time complexity of sorting is analyzed under an updated model of VLSI computation. The new model makes a distinction between "processing" circuits and "memory" circuits; the latter are less important since they are denser and consume less power. Other adjustments to the model make it possible to compare pipelined and nonpipelined designs.

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-32 ,  Issue: 12 )