flash sort


Definition: (no definition here, yet, but you can help.)

Note: It is "a randomized parallel sorting algorithm, similar in a lot of ways to quicksort with lots of pivots used simultaneously. -- Steve Tate,, comp.theory, 25 Feb 2000.

More information

J. H. Reif and L. G. Valiant, A logarithmic time sort for linear size networks, Proc. 15th Annual STOC, pages 10-16, 1983.

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