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Steven Saunders, Nathan Thomas, Nancy Amato, Lawrence Rauchwerger, "Adaptive Parallel Sorting in the STAPL library," Technical Report, TR01-005, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, Nov 2001.
Technical Report(abstract)

Selecting the optimal implementation of a high level algorithm is difficult but can have a dramatic effect on performance, especially when developing parallel applications. In this paper, we investigate a methodology for selecting among candidate sorting methods and show experimental results on several parallel architectures.