Coarse Grained Parallel Next Element Search

@inproceedings{Chan1997CoarseGP,
  title={Coarse Grained Parallel Next Element Search},
  author={Albert Chan and Frank Dehne and Andrew Rau-Chaplin},
  booktitle={IPPS},
  year={1997}
}
We present a parallel algorithm for solving the next element search problem on a set of line segments, using a BSP like model referred to as the Coarse Grained Multicomputer (CGM). The algorithm requires O(1) communication rounds (h-relations with h=O(n/p)), O((n/ p) log n) local computation, and O((n/p) log n) storage per processor. Our result implies solutions to the point location, trapezoidal decomposition and polygon triangulation problems. A simplified version for axis parallel segments… CONTINUE READING
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