We present a parallel algorithm for the Voronoi diagram of the set of vertices of a convex polygon. The algorithm runs in time O(log n) and uses O(n log log n/log n) processors in the CRCW PRAM model. The concurrent write is used only by an integer sorting subroutine. We also obtain an O(log n)-time and O(n log log n/log n)-processor CRCW PRAM algorithm for the construction of the medial axis of a convex polygon. Our algorithms use the solution to the duration-unknown task scheduling problem due to Cole and Vishkin and the optimal parallel algorithm for the convex hull of a polygon due to Wagener. They are randomized in the sense that for any given l > 0 they terminate in time O(log n) with probability greater than 1 - n-1.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)