Dissemination of Information in Interconnection Networks (Broadcasting & Gossiping)

  • Juraj Hromkovič
  • Ralf Klasing
  • Burkhard Monien
  • Regine Peine
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 1)


Considerable attention in recent theoretical computer science is devoted to parallel computing. Here, we would like to present a special part of this large topic, namely, the part devoted to an abstract study of the dissemination of information in interconnection networks. The importance of this research area lies in the fact that the ability of a network to effectively disseminate information is an important qualitative measure for the suitabilty of the network for parallel computing. This follows simply from the observation that the communication among processes working in parallel is one of the main parts of the whole parallel computation. So, the effectivity of information exchange among processors essentially influences the effectivity of the whole computation process.


Cayley Graph Interconnection Network Communication Mode Broadcast Algorithm Communication Round 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juraj Hromkovič
    • 1
  • Ralf Klasing
    • 2
  • Burkhard Monien
    • 2
  • Regine Peine
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Informatik und Praktische MathematikUniversität zu KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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