Exact Lower Time Bounds for Computing Boolean Functions on CREW PRAMs

@article{Dietzfelbinger1994ExactLT,
  title={Exact Lower Time Bounds for Computing Boolean Functions on CREW PRAMs},
  author={Martin Dietzfelbinger and Miroslaw Kutylowski and R{\"u}diger Reischuk},
  journal={J. Comput. Syst. Sci.},
  year={1994},
  volume={48},
  pages={231-254}
}
The time complexity of Boolean functions on abstract concurrent-read exclusive-write parallel random access machines (CREW PRAMs) is considered. We improve results of Cook, Dwork, and Reischuk (SIAM J. Comput. 15 (1986), 87-97), and extend work of Kutytowski (SIAM J. Comput. 20 (1991), 824-833), who proved a lower time bound for the OR function on such machines that equals the upper bound. We provide a general means for obtaining exact (i.e., correct up to an additive constant) lower bounds… CONTINUE READING
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