Calclation in the narrows

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Various pros and cons of a new naval computational technique called 'parallel local computation (PALC)' are discussed. Various problems related to a group of people lining up in a long narrow corridor that allows only two people to be side-by-side are analyzed. In each pairwise encounter, people can exchange numbers and do any calculation they like with those numbers. The solution to a Warm-Up problem involving two people A and B who meet and where A's number x is greater than B's number y is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12
Number of pages1
JournalDr. Dobb's Journal
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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