Complexity of parallel partitioned algorithms

  • Thula Vogell
Hardware Aspects & Nonnumerical Algorithms (Session 4.2)
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 237)


A general concept for the description of partitioned algorithms is presented. It is based on a partitioning of the occurring data in datablocks of equal size. For a class of partitioned algorithms including matrix multiplication, LU-decomposition of a matrix, solving a linear system of equations it is proved: using a fixed number p of processing elements (PEs) the time complexity of a parallel partitioned algorithm is minimal if either all p PEs or if only one PE is used for executing one operation on datablocks.


Execution Time Parallel Algorithm Minimum Span Tree Systolic Array Sequential Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thula Vogell
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  1. 1.Kernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbH Zentralinstitut für Angewandte MathematikJülich

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