Probability-based fault-tolerant routing in hypercubes

J. Al-Sadi, K. Day, M. Ould-Khaoua

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Abstract

This paper describes a new fault-tolerant routing algorithm for the hypercube, using the concept of probability vectors. To compute these vectors, a node first determines its faulty set, which represents the set of all its neighbouring nodes that are faulty or unreachable due to faulty nodes or links. Each node then calculates a probability vector, where the kth element represents the probability that a destination node at distance k cannot be reached through a minimal path due to a faulty node or link. The probability vectors are used by all the nodes to achieve an efficient fault-tolerant routing in the network. A performance comparison with the recently proposed safety-vectors algorithm, through extensive simulation, shows that the new algorithm exhibits superior performance in terms of routing distances and percentage of reachability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-373
Number of pages6
JournalComputer Journal
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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