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Concurrent Maintenance of Skip Lists

dc.contributor.authorPugh, Williamen_US
dc.description.abstractThis papers describes a new approach to providing efficient concurrent access to a dynamic search structure. Previous approaches have attempted to solve this problem using search trees (either balanced or unbalanced). We describe methods for performing concurrent access and updates using skip lists. Skip lists are a probabilistic alternative to balanced trees that provide much of the simplicity of unbalanced trees, together with good worst-case expected performance. In this paper, we briefly review skip lists, describe simple methods for concurrent maintenance of sorted linked lists, formally prove the correctness of these methods, and show how they can be extended to provide simple and efficient algorithms for concurrent maintenance of skip lists. (Also cross-referenced as UMIACS-TR-90-80)en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesUM Computer Science Department; CS-TR-2222en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUMIACS; UMIACS-TR-90-80en_US
dc.titleConcurrent Maintenance of Skip Listsen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTech Reports in Computer Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUMIACS Technical Reportsen_US

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