Results of parallel implementations of the selection problem using sisal
PublisherPubl by Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.
Place of publicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
EditionOrlando, FL, USA
SourceIFIP Transactions A: Computer Science and Technology
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This paper presents an in depth analysis on the parallel implementation of four of the standard selection algorithms using a functional language on a number of multiprocessor and supercomputers. Three of the algorithms: Randomize Search, Binary Search and Divide & Conquer Search are based on the partition paradigm. The fourth one is a modified version of the Batcher sort. All routines were able to sustain good speed-up and high efficiency, even with a large number of processors. Efficiency higher than 86% was obtained with a configuration close to the maximum number of processors.