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Practical algorithms for selection on coarse-grained parallel computers

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4 Author(s)
Al-Furiah, I. ; Sch. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Syracuse Univ., NY, USA ; Aluru, S. ; Goil, S. ; Ranka, S.

In this paper, we consider the problem of selection on coarse-grained distributed memory parallel computers. We discuss several deterministic and randomized algorithms for parallel selection. We also consider several algorithms for load balancing needed to keep a balanced distribution of data across processors during the execution of the selection algorithms. We have carried out detailed implementations of all the algorithms discussed on the CM-5 and report on the experimental results. The results clearly demonstrate the role of randomization in reducing communication overhead

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Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 8 )

Date of Publication:

Aug 1997

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