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work-depth model

(definition)

Definition: A model of parallel computation in which one keeps track of the total work and depth of a computation without worrying about how it maps onto a machine.

See also multiprocessor model.

Note: From Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, page 47-40, Copyright © 1999 by CRC Press LLC. Appearing in the Dictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology, Copyright © 2000 CRC Press LLC.

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Algorithms and Theory of Computation Handbook, CRC Press LLC, 1999, "work-depth model", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/workdepthmdl.html

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