Parallel Algorithms Reconsidered (Invited Talk)

Author Peter Sanders

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Peter Sanders. Parallel Algorithms Reconsidered (Invited Talk). In 32nd International Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS 2015). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 30, pp. 10-18, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2015)


Parallel algorithms have been a subject of intensive algorithmic research in the 1980s. This research almost died out in the mid 1990s. In this paper we argue that it is high time to reconsider this subject since a lot of things have changed. First and foremost, parallel processing has moved from a niche application to something mandatory for any performance critical computer applications. We will also point out that even very fundamental results can still be obtained. We give examples and also formulate some open problems.
  • parallel algorithm
  • algorithm engineering
  • communication efficient algorithm
  • polylogarithmic time algorithm
  • parallel machine model


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