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Parallel Insertion Merge

Hamid R. Arabnia, Lou D'Alotto, Hiroshi Ishii, Minoru Ito, Kazuki Joe, Hiroaki Nishikawa, Georgios Sirakoulis, William Spataro, Giuseppe A. Trunfio, George A. Gravvanis, George Jandieri, Ashu M. G. Solo, Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Par. and Dist. Proc. Tech. and Appl. | PDPTA'14 |


Parallel Insertion Merge

Fernando Belmiro do Couto1 and Fabio Silva do Couto2


Divisao de Ti, BBDTVM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil


Abstract – Parallel Insertion Merge is an algorithm that maps the subsets, ordering them with merge and insertion routines and using parallel processing. Most sort algorithms in use nowadays treat the mass of data without previously analyzing its distribution, no matter if dealing with partially ordered datasets. According to the methodology applied in this algorithm the whole data is in the worst case ordered each two elements. According to the same method we prove that at random distribution, are statistically distributed among subsets of 2 + 3 elements.

The major parallel routine order two subsets using X threads in the lowest subset, dividing this subset in X parts, and searching the position of the edge elements in highest subset. The next step starts without consider the edge elements used and if they point to the same target, not using the elements between them, because all those elements have their positions assigned.

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The Best of Honolulu

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Honolulu's Historical District is so compact that it's easy to take your time and still inspect all the major sites in a day. There's a lot of intriguing history and art packed into a small area that is right next to Downtown's tall buildings and only a 10-minute walk away from Chinatown. Enjoy this walk at your leisure – it could take anything from one hour to an entire day.

Start ʻIolani Palace

Finish Mission Houses Museum

Length 1.5 miles; 2 hours

Drop into the downstairs cafe at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum or head down Richards Ave to Cafe Julia ( GOOGLE MAP ; %808-533-3334;; 1040 Richards St; mains $10-28; h11am-2pm Mon-Fri. plus 4-9pm Wed-Fri, 9am-1pm & 4-9pm Sun).

Start your walk at the impressive ʻIolani Palace. The palace was built under King David Kalakaua in 1882, and the grounds are open during daylight hours and are free of charge. Head mauka (towards the mountains) to find the Queen Lili‘uokalani Statue.

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Chapter Eleven: Preventing Rankism

Fuller, Robert W. Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

To create a dignitarian world, we need to counteract rankism when it occurs, but we also need to prevent it. This requires a proactive, rather than a reactive, stance and usually involves initiating new processes and procedures, and sometimes training, to help foster a culture of dignity. Below are some overarching principles that can serve as guidelines for thought and behavior when deliberately creating a culture of dignity, followed by some practical ways to begin building a dignitarian world.

Dignity is a basic need. It is necessary for healthy growth and development. Therefore, dignity is not optional. We must accord dignity to all.

Rankism begets rankism. The human tendency is to respond to rankism with rankism. We can stop that cycle by not responding to rankism with more rankism, and by proactively creating a climate of dignity.

Dignity works. Not only is treating others with dignity advisable on moral and humanitarian grounds, but it is practical. Businesses, organizations, and community groups that foster dignity are more productive, peaceful, and resilient than those that allow rankist behavior.

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16 Make a Plan of Action

Brian Tracy Berrett-Koehler Publishers ePub

Thoroughness characterizes all successful men. Genius is the art of taking infinite pains . . . All great achievement has been characterized by extreme care, infinite painstaking, even to the minutest detail.


Your ability to set goals and make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill of success.” No other skill will help you more in fulfilling your potential in achieving everything that you are able to accomplish.

All major accomplishments today are “multitask jobs.” They consist of a series of steps that must be taken in a particular way in order to accomplish a result of any significance. Even something as simple as preparing a dish in the kitchen with a recipe is a multitask job. Your ability to master the skill of planning and completing multitask jobs will enable you to accomplish vastly more than most people and is critical to your success.

The purpose of planning is to enable you to turn your major definite purpose into a planned, multitasked project with specific steps—a beginning, middle, and end—with clear deadlines and subdeadlines. Fortunately, this is a skill that you can learn and master with practice. This skill will make you one of the most effective and influential people in your business or organization, and the more you practice it, the better you will get at it.

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CHAPTER FOUR. “An act apart”: meaning-making in theatre and therapy

Val Richards Karnac Books ePub

“The arena, the card-table, the magic circle, the temple, the stage, the screen, the tennis-court, the court of justice, etc. are all in form and function play-grounds—that is, forbidden spots, isolated, hedged round, hallowed, within which special rules obtain … All are temporary worlds within the ordinary world dedicated to the performance of an act apart”

(Huizinga, 1949: p. 10, quoted in Farhi, 1991)

“No human being is free from relating inner and outer reality, and relief from this strain is provided by an intermediate area of experience which is not challenged”

(Winnicott, 1971 , p. 13)


The themes of meaning-making, playing, in an intermediate space/time between m/other and baby introduce the parallels between being in psychotherapy and being in the theatre. The compression of all the world to a stage or an empty space for playing in both the theatre and the setting of psychotherapy lays bare the normally less perceptible phenomena of time, space, and meaning-making.

In the celebrated System of the great Russian stage theorist, Stanislavsky (Stanislavsky, 1936), certain insights and images for actors appear as precursors of emerging psychoanalytic ideas. Stanislavsky’s whole approach is based on awareness of the power of the unconscious, (which he refers to as the “sub-conscious”) “in motivating behaviour”. The “set of rules”, the convention, between the two parties involved—audience and actors, therapist and patient—which establishes a necessary, but not necessarily understood, boundary between them, is described by Stanislavsky as the invisible “fourth wall” of the proscenium arch. As for the concept and nature of the invisible “wall” in theatre-in-the-round, there is a still more powerful tension in the greater proximity between actors and audience.

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