Three non conventional paradigms of parallel computation

  • Fabrizio Luccio
  • Linda Pagli
  • Geppino Pucci
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 678)


We consider three paradigms of computation where the benefits of a parallel solution are greater than usual. Paradigm 1 works on a timevarying input data set, whose size increases with time. In paradigm 2 the data set is fixed, but the processors may fail at any time with a given constant probability. In paradigm 3, the execution of a single operation may require more than one processor, for security or reliability reasons. We discuss the organization of PRAM algorithms for these paradigms, and prove new bounds on parallel speed-up.


Parallel Algorithm Single Operation Constant Probability Parallel Solution Reliability Reason 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Luccio
    • 1
  • Linda Pagli
    • 1
  • Geppino Pucci
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Elettronica e InformaticaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly

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