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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2013 Vol.14 No.2 P.75-84


Stochastic computer network with multiple terminals under total accuracy rate

Author(s):  Yi-Kuei Lin, Cheng-Fu Huang

Affiliation(s):  Department of Industrial Management, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 106, Taipei

Corresponding email(s):   yklin@mail.ntust.edu.tw

Key Words:  Multiple terminals, Accuracy rate, Service level agreements (SLAs), System reliability, Minimal path

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Yi-Kuei Lin, Cheng-Fu Huang. Stochastic computer network with multiple terminals under total accuracy rate[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2013, 14(2): 75-84.

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From the viewpoint of service level agreements, data transmission accuracy is one of the critical performances for assessing Internet by service providers and enterprise customers. The stochastic computer network (SCN), in which each edge has several capacities and the accuracy rate, has multiple terminals. This paper is aimed mainly to evaluate the system reliability for an SCN, where system reliability is the probability that the demand can be fulfilled under the total accuracy rate. A minimal capacity vector allows the system to transmit demand to each terminal under the total accuracy rate. This study proposes an efficient algorithm to find all minimal capacity vectors by minimal paths. The system reliability can then be computed in terms of all minimal capacity vectors by the recursive sum of disjoint products (RSDP) algorithm.

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