AA-Sort: A New Parallel Sorting Algorithm for Multi-Core SIMD Processors

@article{Inoue2007AASortAN,
  title={AA-Sort: A New Parallel Sorting Algorithm for Multi-Core SIMD Processors},
  author={Hiroshi Inoue and Takao Moriyama and Hideaki Komatsu and Toshio Nakatani},
  journal={16th International Conference on Parallel Architecture and Compilation Techniques (PACT 2007)},
  year={2007},
  pages={189-198}
}
Many sorting algorithms have been studied in the past, but there are only a few algorithms that can effectively exploit both SIMD instructions and thread-level parallelism. In this paper, we propose a new parallel sorting algorithm, called aligned-access sort (AA-sort), for shared-memory multi processors. The AA-sort algorithm takes advantage of SIMD instructions. The key to high performance is eliminating unaligned memory accesses that would reduce the effectiveness of SIMD instructions. We… CONTINUE READING
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