Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter


Forgot your password?

Submission + - Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-sort Barrier ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at the University of Virginia have recently open sourced an algorithm capable of sorting at a rate of one billion (integer) keys per second using a GPU. Although GPUs are often assumed to be poorly suited for algorithms like sorting, their results are several times faster than the best known CPU-based sorting implementations.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-sort Barrier

Comments Filter:

COMPASS [for the CDC-6000 series] is the sort of assembler one expects from a corporation whose president codes in octal. -- J.N. Gray