Faster output-sensitive parallel algorithms for 3D convex hulls and vector maxima

Neelima Gupta, Sandeep Sen
2003 Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing  
In this paper we focus on the problem of designing very fast parallel algorithms for the convex hull and the vector maxima problems in three dimensions that are output-size sensitive. Our algorithms achieve Oðlog log 2 n log hÞ parallel time and optimal Oðn log hÞ work with high probability in the CRCW PRAM where n and h are the input and output size, respectively. These bounds are independent of the input distribution and are faster than the previously known algorithms. We also present an
more » ... al speed-up (with respect to the input size only) sublogarithmic time algorithm that uses superlinear number of processors for vector maxima in three dimensions. r
doi:10.1016/s0743-7315(03)00035-2 fatcat:l27fsx5wb5alzhl2bv3lmgatdm