Better C# .Sum() in Four Ways

C# Linq provides a convenient way to add up all of the array elements. var arr = new int[] { 5, 7, 16, 3 }; int arrSum = arr.Sum(); This .Sum() supports some of the built-in numeric types: int, long, float, double, and decimal. It provides a nicely consistent and convenient way of adding up […]

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Faster LSD Radix Sort

LSD Radix Sort algorithm has been around for a long time with first computer usage in 1950’s and 1960’s to sort punch cards by performing several passes at the stack of cards. It has resurfaced in the last decade with GPUs having hundreds and even thousands of processor with internal local truly random access memories […]

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Big-O by a Concrete Example

Computer Scientists develop algorithms for all kinds of tasks, such as sorting numbers, searching the web for information, showing web pages and interacting with them, and so on – thousands of different algorithms. Even a task such as sorting a bunch of numbers, has more than 20 different algorithms. When you need to choose one […]

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What We Need Is More Heterogeneity

Current processors offer some variety in the types of computational engines. They consist of multiple identical general purpose cores, embedded multi-core graphics cores (GPUs), and accelerators for video and audio compression. Recently, Intel has integrated Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) into the server-class processors, for even more customizable computational flexibility. Modern CPU’s (Intel, AMD, ARM, […]

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