Fault-Tolerant Computer Networks Constructed on the Basis of Combinatory Block Designs

Authors: Mozharov G.P. Published: 06.12.2016
Published in issue: #6(111)/2016  
DOI: 10.18698/0236-3933-2016-6-41-53

Category: Informatics, Computer Engineering and Control | Chapter: Computing Machinery, Complexes, and Computer Networks  
Keywords: computer system, communication network, combinatory block designs, fault tolerance, gradual degradation, network bandwidth, routing algorithm

The paper presents a new class of computer systems and networks consisting of homogeneous processors with local memory and a high-speed communication network. We carried out the topology analysis and synthesis of the given class of computer and communication networks, using combinatory objects with special properties: counterbalanced incomplete block designs (block-schemes). We give a detailed description of a class of computer communication networks which are especially appropriate for practical use - so-called Steiner triple system. These computer systems and the networks are well-structured, have a high fault tolerance, have a small average length of the way, the minimum cost of communication and gradual degradation of topology with the influence on the failure flow network. Besides, they have a free parameter which makes it possible to co-ordinate productivity and network cost. The topology of such computer networks is optimum among cyclic systems, with regard to the average diameter, productivity, fault tolerance and cost. Finally, we suggest a sufficiently simple algorithm of routing providing the fault tolerance work of a computer communication network with cyclic topology.


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