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Parallel Algorithms for Priority Queue Operations

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Parallel Algorithms for Priority Queue Operations
This paper presents parallel algorithms for priority queue operations on a p-processor EREWPRAM. The algorithms are based on a new data structure, the Min-path Heap (MH), which is obtained as an extension of the traditional binary-heap organization. Using an MH, it is shown that insertion of a new item or deletion of the smallest item from a priority queue of n elements can be performed in O(logn p + loglogn) parallel time, while construction of an MH from a set of n items takes O(n p +logn) time. The given algorithms for insertion and deletion achieve the best possible running time for any number of processors p, with p 2 O( logn loglogn), while the MH construction algorithm employs up to ( n logn) processors optimally. The paper ends with a brief discussion of the applicability of MH's to the development of e cient parallel algorithms for some important combinatorial problems. Keywords Analysis of Algorithms, Data Structures, Heaps, Parallel Algorithms. This work was supported ...
Maria Cristina Pinotti, Geppino Pucci
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Type Conference
Year 1992
Where SWAT
Authors Maria Cristina Pinotti, Geppino Pucci
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