# A super scalar sort algorithm for RISC processors

@inproceedings{Agarwal1996ASS, title={A super scalar sort algorithm for RISC processors}, author={Ramesh C. Agarwal}, booktitle={SIGMOD '96}, year={1996} }

The compare and branch sequences required in a traditional sort algorithm can not efficiently exploit multiple execution units present in currently available high performance RISC processors. This is because of the long latency of the compare instructions and the sequential algorithm used in sorting. With the increased level of integration on a chip, this trend is expected to continue. We have developed new sort algorithms which eliminate almost all the compares, provide functional parallelism…

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