Journal of Systems Science and Complexity

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 39–50 | Cite as

Effective networks for real-time distributed processing

  • Gonzalo Travieso
  • Luciando da Fontoura Costa


This paper applies the concepts and methods of complex networks to the development of models and simulations of master-slave distributed real-time systems by introducing an upper bound in the allowable delivery time of the packets with computation results. Two representative interconnection models are taken into account: Uniformly random and scale free (Barabási-Albert), including the presence of background traffic of packets. The obtained results include the identification of the uniformly random interconnectivity scheme as being largely more efficient than the scale-free counterpart. Also, increased latency tolerance of the application provides no help under congestion.

Key words

Complex networks distributed computing real-time 


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© Institute of Systems Science, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gonzalo Travieso
    • 1
  • Luciando da Fontoura Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Física de São CarlosUniversidade de São PauloSão Carlos, SPBrazil

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