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DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2015.15
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-66068
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2016/6606/
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Tamir, Orr ; Morrison, Adam ; Rinetzky, Noam

A Heap-Based Concurrent Priority Queue with Mutable Priorities for Faster Parallel Algorithms

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Abstract

Existing concurrent priority queues do not allow to update the priority of an element after its insertion. As a result, algorithms that need this functionality, such as Dijkstra's single source shortest path algorithm, resort to cumbersome and inefficient workarounds. We report on a heap-based concurrent priority queue which allows to change the priority of an element after its insertion. We show that the enriched interface allows to express Dijkstra's algorithm in a more natural way, and that its implementation, using our concurrent priority queue, outperform existing algorithms.

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@InProceedings{tamir_et_al:LIPIcs:2016:6606,
  author =	{Orr Tamir and Adam Morrison and Noam Rinetzky},
  title =	{{A Heap-Based Concurrent Priority Queue with Mutable Priorities for Faster Parallel Algorithms}},
  booktitle =	{19th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2015)},
  pages =	{1--16},
  series =	{Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-939897-98-9},
  ISSN =	{1868-8969},
  year =	{2016},
  volume =	{46},
  editor =	{Emmanuelle Anceaume and Christian Cachin and Maria Potop-Butucaru},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl--Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2016/6606},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-66068},
  doi =		{10.4230/LIPIcs.OPODIS.2015.15},
  annote =	{Keywords: priority queues, concurrent data structures, Dijkstra's single-source shortest path algorithm}
}

Keywords: priority queues, concurrent data structures, Dijkstra's single-source shortest path algorithm
Collection: 19th International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS 2015)
Issue Date: 2016
Date of publication: 13.10.2016


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