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An O(n log2n) hybrid sorting algorithm on 2-D grid

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3 Author(s)
Kok-Phuang Tan ; Dept. of Inf. Syst. & Comput. Sci., Nat. Univ. of Singapore, Singapore ; Ong, G.-H. ; Seng-Chuan Tay

The authors have designed a hybrid sorting algorithm using heapsort and a modified version of quicksort. It consists of two phases: preprocessing and sorting. In the preprocessing phase, input data are randomly placed on a square grid and sorted in column-wise order followed by row-wise order using heapsort. In the sorting phase, the preprocessed data are treated as a linear list and sorted by a modified quicksort. The sort time complexity of the hybrid method is O(n log2n), and maintains a fairly constant value for a fixed n for any presortedness of the input data. The granularity of parallelism in the hybidsort is large, and therefore it is suitable for parallel processing

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Computing and Information, 1993. Proceedings ICCI '93., Fifth International Conference on

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27-29 May 1993

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