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Self-organizing lists on the Xnet


The first parallel designs for implementing self-organizing lists on the Xnet interconnection network are presented. Self-organizing lists permute the order of list entries after an entry is accessed according to some update hueristic. The heuristic attempts to place frequently requested entries closer to the front of the list. This paper outlines Xnet systems for self-organizing lists under the move-to-front and transpose update heuristics. Our novel designs can be used to achieve high-speed lossless text compression.

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