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B. Abali, F. özgü, A. Bataineh, "Balanced Parallel Sort on Hypercube Multiprocessors," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 572581, May, 1993.  
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@article{ 10.1109/71.224220, author = {B. Abali and F. özgü and A. Bataineh}, title = {Balanced Parallel Sort on Hypercube Multiprocessors}, journal ={IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems}, volume = {4}, number = {5}, issn = {10459219}, year = {1993}, pages = {572581}, doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/71.224220}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA}, }  
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TY  JOUR JO  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems TI  Balanced Parallel Sort on Hypercube Multiprocessors IS  5 SN  10459219 SP572 EP581 EPD  572581 A1  B. Abali, A1  F. özgü, A1  A. Bataineh, PY  1993 KW  Index Termsparallel sort; hypercube multiprocessors; hypercube; parallel selection algorithm;conflictfree routing; 16node hypercube; computational complexity; hypercubenetworks; parallel algorithms; sorting VL  4 JA  IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems ER   
A parallel sorting algorithm for sorting n elements evenly distributed over 2/sup d/ p nodes of a ddimensional hypercube is presented. The average running time of the algorithm is O((n log n)/p+p log 2n). The algorithm maintains a perfect load balance in the nodes by determining the (kn/p)th elements (k1,. . ., (p1)) of the final sorted list in advance. These p1 keys are used to partition the sorted sublists in each node to redistribute data to the nodes to be merged in parallel. The nodes finish the sort with an equal number of elements (n/p) regardless of the data distribution. A parallel selection algorithm for determining the balanced partition keys in O(p log2n) time is presented. The speed of the sorting algorithm is further enhanced by the distanced communication capability of the iPSC/2 hypercube computer and a novel conflictfree routing algorithm. Experimental results on a 16node hypercube computer show that the sorting algorithm is competitive with the previous algorithms and faster for skewed data distributions.
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