środa, 20 maja 2015

Optimizing Dijkstra for real-world performance

Another interesting paper:

Our experimental results currently put our prototype implementation at about twice as fast as the Boost implementation of the algorithm on both real-world and generated large graphs. Furthermore, this preliminary implementation was written in only a few weeks, by a single programmer. The fact that such an early prototype compares favorably against Boost, a well-known open source library developed by expert programmers, gives us reason to believe our design for the queue is indeed better suited to the problem at hand, and the favorable time measurements are not a product of any specific implementation technique we employed.