A parallel median algorithm

  • Cole R
  • Yap C
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Abstract

We give a deterministic algorithm for finding the kth smallest item in a set of n items, running in O((log log n)2) parallel time on O(n) processors in Valiant's comparison model. © 1985.

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  • Parallel algorithm
  • comparison model
  • median
  • selection

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Authors

  • Richard Cole

  • Chee K. Yap

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