Performance Comparison of Sequential Quick Sort and Parallel Quick Sort Algorithms

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Executive Summary

Sorting is among the first of algorithm, than any computer science student encounters during college and it is considered as a simple and well studied problem. With the advancement in parallel processing many parallel sorting algorithms have been investigated. These algorithms are designed for a variety of parallel computer architectures. In this paper, a comparative analysis of performance of three different types of sorting algorithms viz. sequential quick sort, parallel quick sort and hyperquicksort is presented. Quick sort is a divide-and-conquer algorithm that sorts a sequence by recursively dividing it into smaller subsequences, and has complexity for n data values.

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