From this main picture explaining how skip lists work from Wikipedia, we see that some nodes carry different amounts of pointers to other parts of the list:
Wouldn't it make more sense to have every node carry 4 pointers (since this is the height of this specific example)? For instance, node with value
2 would also have pointers to nodes
7 and not just to node
I'm asking because I need a data structure that would allow me to traverse the list as quickly as possible. Having each node carry as many pointers as possible would allow me to carry out lots of parallel requests. Also, each arrow in my implementation is actually a network call, so if I can achieve higher concurrency to retrieve all 10 items would be best.