Bruck, Jehoshua and Cypher, Robert and Soroker, Danny (1992) Tolerating faults in hypercubes using subcube partitioning. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 41 (5). pp. 599-605. ISSN 0018-9340 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BRUieeetc92a
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We examine the issue of running algorithms on a hypercube which has both node and edge faults, and we assume a worst case distribution of the faults. We prove that for any constant c, an n-dimensional hypercube (n-cube) with n^c faulty components contains a fault-free subgraph that can implement a large class of hypercube algorithms with only a constant factor slowdown. In addition, our approach yields practical implementations for small numbers of faults. For example, we show that any regular algorithm can be implemented on an n-cube that has at most n-1 faults with slowdowns of at most 2 for computation and at most 4 for communication. To the best of our knowledge this is the first result showing that an n-cube can tolerate more than O(n) arbitrarily placed faults with a constant factor slowdown.
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|Subject Keywords:||parallel computing; reconfiguation; subcubes; computational complexity; fault tolerant computing; graph theory; hypercube networks; parallel algorithms; edge faults; fault tolerance; fault-tree subgraph; faulty components; hypercube algorithms; node faults; subcube partitioning; worst-case distribution|
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