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Multi-installment load distribution in tree networks with delays

Bharadwaj, V and Ghose, D and Mani, V (1995) Multi-installment load distribution in tree networks with delays. In: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 31 (2). pp. 555-567.

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This paper presents a new strategy for load distribution in a single-level tree network equipped with or without front-ends. The load is distributed in more than one installment in an optimal manner to minimize the processing time. This is a deviation and an improvement over earlier studies in which the load distribution is done in only one installment. Recursive equations for the general case, and their closed form solutions for a special case in which the network has identical processors and identical links, are derived. An asymptotic analysis of the network performance with respect to the number of processors and the number of installments is carried out. Discussions of the results in terms of some practical issues like the tradeoff relationship between the number of processors and the number of installments are also presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 04:32
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 04:32
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38121

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