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By Jeffrey Scott Vitter

Info units in huge functions are frequently too titanic to slot thoroughly contained in the computer's inner reminiscence. The ensuing input/output communique (or I/O) among quick inner reminiscence and slower exterior reminiscence (such as disks) could be a significant functionality bottleneck. Algorithms and knowledge buildings for exterior reminiscence surveys the cutting-edge within the layout and research of exterior reminiscence (or EM) algorithms and information buildings, the place the target is to use locality and parallelism so one can decrease the I/O bills. quite a few EM paradigms are thought of for fixing batched and on-line difficulties successfully in exterior reminiscence. Algorithms and knowledge buildings for exterior reminiscence describes numerous worthy paradigms for the layout and implementation of effective EM algorithms and knowledge constructions. the matter domain names thought of contain sorting, permuting, FFT, clinical computing, computational geometry, graphs, databases, geographic details structures, and textual content and string processing. Algorithms and knowledge buildings for exterior reminiscence is a useful reference for anyone attracted to, or engaging in examine within the layout, research, and implementation of algorithms and information constructions.

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Bi of the sequence Σ have already been read in prior steps and are thus removed from the prefetch buffers. The current step consists of reading the next blocks of Σ that are already in the prefetch buffers. That is, suppose blocks bi+1 , bi+2 , . . , bj are in the prefetch buffers, but bj+1 is still on a disk. Then blocks bi+1 , bi+2 , . . , bj are read and removed from the prefetch buffers. The second part of the current step involves input from the disks. 3 Prefetching, Caching, and Applications to Sorting 351 input step 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 l o p q r e g h n buffer pool f i a b c d j k m Fig.

Vitter and Shriver [345] develop two randomized online techniques for the partitioning so that with high probability each bucket will be well balanced across the D disks. In addition, they use partial striping in order to fit in internal memory the pointers needed to keep track of the layouts of the buckets on the disks. Their first partitioning technique applies when the size N of the file to partition is sufficiently large or when M/DB = Ω(log D), so that the number Θ(n/S) of blocks in each bucket is Ω(D log D).

The lemma can be demonstrated easily by starting with a valid permutation computation and working backwards. At each I/O step, 364 Lower Bounds on I/O in backwards order, we cancel the transfer of an item if its transfer is not needed for the final result; if it is needed, we make the transfer simple. The resulting I/O strategy has only simple I/Os. For the lower bound, we use the basic approach of Aggarwal and Vitter [23] and bound the maximum number of permutations that can be produced by at most t I/Os.

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