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Routing and sorting on circular arrays

Sibeyn, Jop F.

September 1993, 20 pages.

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We analyze routing and sorting problems on circular processor arrays with bidirectional connections. We assume that initially and finally each PU holds $k \geq 1$ packets. On linear processor arrays the routing and sorting problem can easily be solved for any $k$, but for the circular array it is not obvious how to exploit the wrap-around connection. We show that on an array with $n$ PUs $k$-$k$ routing, $k \geq 4$, can be performed optimally in $k \cdot n / 4 + \sqrt{n}$ steps by a deterministical algorithm. For $k = 1$, the routing problem is trivial. For $k = 2$ and $k = 3$, we prove lower-bounds and show that these (almost) can be matched. A very simple algorithm has good performance for dynamic routing problems. For the $k$-$k$ sorting problem we use a powerful algorithm which also can be used for sorting on higher-dimensional tori and meshes. For the ring the routing time is $\max\{n, k \cdot n / 4\} + {\cal O}((k \cdot n)^{2/3})$ steps. For large $k$ we take the computation time into account and show that for $n = o(\log k)$ optimal speed-up can be achieved. For $k < 4$, we give specific results, which come close to the routing times.

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  AUTHOR = {Sibeyn, Jop F.},
  TITLE = {Routing and sorting on circular arrays},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-93-138},
  MONTH = {September},
  YEAR = {1993},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},