|dc.description.abstract||The (n, k)-arrangement interconnection topology was first introduced in 1992. The
(n, k )-arrangement graph is a class of generalized star graphs. Compared with the
well known n-star, the (n, k )-arrangement graph is more flexible in degree and diameter.
However, there are few algorithms designed for the (n, k)-arrangement graph
up to present. In this thesis, we will focus on finding graph theoretical properties
of the (n, k)- arrangement graph and developing parallel algorithms that run on this
The topological properties of the arrangement graph are first studied. They include
the cyclic properties. We then study the problems of communication: broadcasting
and routing. Embedding problems are also studied later on. These are very
useful to develop efficient algorithms on this network.
We then study the (n, k )-arrangement network from the algorithmic point of view.
Specifically, we will investigate both fundamental and application algorithms such as
prefix sums computation, sorting, merging and basic geometry computation: finding
convex hull on the (n, k )-arrangement graph.
A literature review of the state-of-the-art in relation to the (n, k)-arrangement
network is also provided, as well as some open problems in this area.||en_US