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Sorting Algorithm Breaks Giga-sort Barrier

Anonymous Coward writes | about 4 years ago

Programming 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."
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Interesting algorithm, but... (1)

stevegee58 (1179505) | about 4 years ago | (#33408728)

I found the algorithm interesting, but why oh why do academics insist on using esoteric languages when they implement things?

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