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What is the difference between centralised, decentralised, distributed, fully-distributed?

What is the difference between centralised, decentralised, distributed, fully-distributed, partially-centralised, partially-decentralised system? Which type or topology is the system attached in the ...
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Is there a language / format for describing network topologies?

Is there a formal way for describing network topologies? Bonus points if they were made with computer clusters in mind. Some common format in which most supercomputers from top500 could be described. ...
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How to avoid looping of packets while implementing k-shortest paths algorithm in Network Simulator-3?

I am trying to implement k-shortest paths algorithm in NS-3 for IPv4GlobalRoutingProtocol. I am concerned about how to avoid looping of packets. My implementation calculates k-shortest paths from ...
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In the Data Link Layer, is it better to use large or small frames?

I understand how the layer works to an extent, but cannot seem to figure out if the data link handles big frames more efficiently due to error detection or small frames better. I am assuming from my ...
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Benes (Fat Tree) Network for number of inputs/outputs that is not 2^n

I was reading about Benes Network construction in this book. Their construction is easy for a number of inputs and outputs that is an exponent of two. However it seems to me that for a number of i/o ...
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Measure of network branchiness on a weighted graph

I'm working with road networks, in which each edge is a physical street segment with a length attribute. Nodes represent junctions. However, my question should be generalizable to any weighted graph. ...
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How to know for sure that a router is congested?

Suppose a router X is dropping packets. Another router A will investigate whether X is dropping packets due to congestion. What are the procedures that A should follow? A already knows X's buffer ...
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P2P and C/S, is it possible to determine which one is more bandwidth consuming?

In peer-to-peer (P2P) networks nodes are interconnected with each other. In client/server (C/S) networks clients talks to the server. If in a C/S network clients also want to talk with each other ...
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Seeking “gold standard” to evaluate accuracy of network clustering algorithm

I'm currently looking at network clustering algorithms (we're currently looking at both directed and undirected, unweighted networks). The algorithms we've tried produce visually nice clusters. ...
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Why do neural networks seem to perform better with restrictions placed on their topology?

Fully connected (at least layer to layer with more than 2 hidden layers) backprop networks are universal learners. Unfortunately, they are often slow to learn and tend to over-fit or have awkward ...
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Analysis of and references for Koch-snowflake-like (and other exotic) network topologies

In computer networking and high-performance cluster computer design, network topology refers to the design of the way in which nodes are connected by links to form a communication network. Common ...