Parallel output-sensitive algorithms for combinatorial and linear algebra problems


Journal Article

This paper gives output-sensitive parallel algorithms whose performance depends on the output size and are significantly more efficient tan previous algorithms for problems with sufficiently small output size. Inputs are n × n matrices over a fixed ground field. Let P(n) and M(n) be the PRAM processor bounds for O(log n) time multiplication of two degree n polynomials, and n × n matrices, respectively. Let T(n) be the time bounds, using M(n) processors, for testing if an n × n matrix is nonsingular, and if so, computing its inverse. We compute the rank R of a matrix in randomized parallel time O(log n + T(R) log R) using nP(n) + M(R) processors (P(n) + RP(R) processors for constant displacement rank matrices, e.g., Toeplitz matrices). We find a maximum linearly independent subset (MLIS) of an n-set of n-dimensional vectors in time O(T(n) log n) using M(n) randomized processors and we also give output-sensitive algorithms for this problem. Applications include output-sensitive algorithms for finding: (i) a size R maximum matching in an n-vertex graph using time O(T(R) log n) and nP(n)/T(R) + RM(R) processors, and (ii) a maximum matching in an n-vertex bipartite graph, with vertex subsets of sizes n1 ≤ n2, using time O(T(n)1) log n) and nP(n)/T(n1 + n1M(n1) processors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reif, JH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 398 - 412

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0000

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/jcss.2000.1740

Citation Source

  • Scopus