Sorting Networks: The End Game

Michael Codish, Luis Cruz-Filipe and Peter Schneider-Kamp   

Language and Automata Theory and Applications - 9th International Conference, {LATA}; 2015


This paper studies properties of the back end of a sorting network and illustrates the utility of these in the search for networks of optimal size or depth. All previous works focus on properties of the front end of networks and on how to apply these to break symmetries in the search. The new properties help shed understanding on how sorting networks sort and speed-up solvers for both optimal size and depth by an order of magnitude.

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Michael Codish
The Department of Computer Science
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
PoB 653, Beer-Sheva, 84105, Israel

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