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Desnakification of mesh sorting algorithms

Sibeyn, Jop F.

MPI-I-94-102. January 1994, 21 pages. | Status: available - back from printing | Next --> Entry | Previous <-- Entry

Abstract in LaTeX format:
In all recent near-optimal sorting algorithms for meshes, the
packets are sorted with respect to some snake-like indexing. Such
algorithms are useless in many practical applications. In this
paper we present deterministic algorithms for sorting with respect
to the more natural row-major indexing.

For 1-1 sorting on an $n \times n$ mesh, we give an algorithm that
runs in $2 \cdot n + o(n)$ steps, with maximal queue size five. It
is considerably simpler than earlier algorithms. Another algorithm
performs $k$-$k$ sorting in $k \cdot n / 2 + o(k \cdot n)$ steps.
Furthermore, we present {\em uni-axial} algorithms for row-major
sorting. Uni-axial algorithms have clear practical and theoretical
advantages over bi-axial algorithms. We show that 1-1 sorting can
be performed in $2\frac{1}{2} \cdot n + o(n)$ steps.
Alternatively, this problem is solved in $4\frac{1}{3} \cdot n$
steps for {\em all $n$}. For the practically important values of
$n$, this algorithm is much faster than any algorithm with good
{\em asymptotical} performance.
Categories / Keywords: sorting
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  AUTHOR = {Sibeyn, Jop F.},
  TITLE = {Desnakification of mesh sorting algorithms},
  TYPE = {Research Report},
  INSTITUTION = {Max-Planck-Institut f{\"u}r Informatik},
  ADDRESS = {Im Stadtwald, D-66123 Saarbr{\"u}cken, Germany},
  NUMBER = {MPI-I-94-102},
  MONTH = {January},
  YEAR = {1994},
  ISSN = {0946-011X},