Evaluation of Reliability of Network with Unreliable Nodes Based on Isomorphism

  • XIAO Yufeng
  • Special Environment Robot Technology Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province; Information Engineering School, Southwest; University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China

Received date: 2014-01-21

  Revised date: 2014-04-13

  Online published: 2014-06-14


To improve the efficiency in evaluating the reliability of a network with unreliable nodes, this paper proposes a computation method based on isomorphism determination. In analyzing the reliability, the CMP (characteristic mergence partition) is used to identify the isomorphic subnet generated by the network decomposition; the edge replacement operations are used to store unreliable nodes into the OBDD (ordered binary decision diagram). Not only the repeated computations from isomorphic subnets are reduced, but also the computation efficiency is enhanced by the efficient OBDD storage. On the experiment platform, this method takes less than 100 seconds for small and medium networks, and several hundreds seconds for networks with hundreds of nodes. Experiments show that this method can accurately evaluate the network reliability, and takes less than one-tenth time taken by the standard BDD (binary decision diagram) method for medium and large networks.

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XIAO Yufeng . Evaluation of Reliability of Network with Unreliable Nodes Based on Isomorphism[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2014 , 32(16) : 39 -44 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2014.16.006


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