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Systolic s2-way merge sort is optimal

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3 Author(s)
Schmeck, H. ; Inst. fur Inf. & Praktische Math., Kiel Univ., West Germany ; Schroder, H. ; Starke, C.

The time complexity of Thompson and Kung's (1977) s2 -way merge sort is analyzed and shown to be asymptotically optimal with respect to the recently improved lower bound on sorting on a mesh-connected n×n array. New lower bounds for systolic sorting are derived. A systolic version of s2 -way merge sort is systematically constructed and shown to be asymptotically optimal as well

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 7 )