, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 31–49 | Cite as

Parallel algorithms for the single source shortest path problem

  • P. Mateti
  • N. Deo


We present several parallel algorithms for the problem of finding shortest paths from a specified vertex (called the source) to all others in a weighted directed graph. The algorithms are for machines ranging from array processors, multipleinstruction multiple-data stream machines to a special network of processors. These algorithms have been designed by “parallelizing” two classic sequential algorithms — one due to Dijkstra (1959), the other due to Moore (1957). Our interest is not only in obtaining speeded-up parallel versions of the algorithms but also in exploring the design principles, the commonality of correctness proofs of the different versions, and the subjective complexity of explaining and understanding these versions.


Short Path Directed Graph Design Principle Parallel Algorithm Single Source 
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Parallele Algorithmen für die kürzesten Wege von einer einzelnen Quelle


Wir geben parallele Algorithmen an, die in einem gerichteten, bewerteten Graphen die kürzesten Wege von einem Knoten (der Quelle) zu allen anderen Knoten liefern. Die Algorithmen sind für verschiedene Maschinentypen entworfen, die von Feldrechnern (Array-Prozessoren) über Vielfach-Befehle, Vielfach-Daten-Strom-Maschinen (MIMD) bis zu einem speziellen Netz von Prozessoren reichen Die Algorithmen sind durch “Paralleiisierung” von zwei klassischen sequentiellen Algorithmen entstanden — dem von Dijkstra (1959) und dem von Moore (1957). Unser Interesse besteht nicht nur in der Konstruktion schnell laufender paralleler Versionen. Wir untersuchen auch die Entwurfsprinzipien, die Gemeinsamkeiten der Korrektheitsbeweise in den verschiedenen Versionen und die subjektive Komplexität, die verschiedenen Fassungen zu verstehen und zu erklären.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mateti
    • 1
  • N. Deo
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and ScienceCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandU.S.A.
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentWashington State UniversityPullmanU.S.A.

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