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Divide-and-Conquer for Parallel Processing

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2 Author(s)
Horowitz, E. ; Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California ; Zorat, A.

The well known divide-and-conquer paradigm has proved to be useful for deriving efficient algorithms for many problems. Several researchers have pointed out its usefulness for parallel processing; however, the problem of analyzing such parallel algorithms in a realistic setting has been largely overlooked. In this paper a realistic model for divide-and-conquer based algorithms is postulated; the efficiency of some algorithms is then analyzed, taking into account all relevant parameters of the model (time, data movement and number of processors.)

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:C-32 ,  Issue: 6 )