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Parallel median splitting and k-splitting with application to merging and sorting

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2 Author(s)
Xiong, R. ; Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Edinboro Univ. of Pennsylvania, PA, USA ; Brown, T.

Multiple-instruction multiple-data (MIMD) algorithms that use multiple processors to do median splitting, k-splitting and parallel splitting into t equal sections are presented. Both concurrent read, exclusive write (CREW) and exclusive read, exclusive write (EREW) versions of the algorithms are given. It is shown that a k-splitting problem can be easily converted into a median-splitting problem. Methods for finding multiple split points quickly and application of k-splitting to merging and sorting are discussed

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 5 )