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Modeling Speedup (n) Greater than n
April 1990 (vol. 1 no. 2)
pp. 250-256

A simple model of parallel computation which is capable of explaining speedups greater than n on n processors is presented. Necessary and sufficient conditions for these exceptional speedups are derived from the model. Several of the contradictory previous results relating to parallel speedup are resolved by using the model.

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Index Terms:
Index Termssuperlinearity; superunity; parallel computation; speedups; parallel algorithms; parallel machines; parallel programming; performance evaluation; programming theory
Citation:
D.P. Helmbold, C.E. McDowell, "Modeling Speedup (n) Greater than n," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 250-256, April 1990, doi:10.1109/71.80148
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