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# A Survey of Randomness and Parallism in Comparison Problems

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## Abstract

A survey of results for the problems of selection, merging and sorting in the Randomized Parallel Comparison Tree (RPCT) model is given. The results indicate that while randomization “helps” in the case of selection, it does not provide any advantage for the cases of merging and sorting, in this model.

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Optimal Speed Parallel Complexity Comparison Problem Parallel Comparison Randomized Complexity
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