We define a novel scheduling problem; it is solved in parallel by repeated, rapid, approximate reschedulings. This leads to the first optimal logarithmic time PRAM algorithm for list ranking. Companion papers show how to apply these results to obtain improved PRAM upper bounds for a variety of problems on graphs, including the following: connectivity, biconnectivity, Euler tour and st-numbering, and a number of problems on trees.
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