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Termination and storage requirements in a model for parallel computations

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Title: Termination and storage requirements in a model for parallel computations
Author: Schnapp, Ivan
Degree Master of Applied Science - MASc
Program Electrical and Computer Engineering
Copyright Date: 1970
Subject Keywords Computers.
Abstract: This paper deals with a graph-theoretic model for parallel computations as formulated by Karp and Miller. A necessary condition and a sufficient condition for self-termination of loops with unit loop gain are presented. For the special case that W=U the necessary and sufficient condition is derived. A direct procedure for testing termination properties of strongly connected graphs is presented. A method due to Reiter, for determining the maximum storage required for a computation graph, is extended to cover the general case.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/34610
Series/Report no. UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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