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Issue No. 06 - June (1989 vol. 38)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 891-896
The problem of selecting the Kth smallest element of a set of N elements distributed among d sites of a communication network is examined. A reduction technique is a distributed algorithm that transforms this problem to an equivalent one where either K or N (or both) are reduced. A collection of distributed reduction techniques is presented; the combined use of the algorithms offers new solutio
distributed files; communication network; reduction technique; distributed algorithm; distributed reduction techniques; shout-echo networks; point-to-point networks; communication complexity; multiplicative constant; distributed processing; file organisation; telecommunication networks.

E. Suen and N. Santoro, "Reduction Techniques for Selection in Distributed Files," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 38, no. , pp. 891-896, 1989.
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