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Analysis of reliability for multi-ring interconnection of RPR networks
Author(s): Jia Liu; Depeng Jin; Lieguang Zeng; Yong Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the reliability and MTTF (Mean Time to Failure) for multi-ring RPR (Resilient Packet Ring) are calculated on the conditions of single-link failures, double-link failures and no failure, respectively. The parameters such as the total number of stations N, the number of the sub-rings R, and the distribution of Ni which represents the number of the stations in the i-th sub-ring (1≤i≤R) are contained in the formulas. The relationship between the value of the reliability/MTTF and the parameters N, R and Ni is analyzed. The result shows that reliability/MTTF of the RPR multi-rings is increasing while the variance of Ni is decreasing. It is also proved that the value of the reliability/MTTF is maximum when Ni=Nj ( i ≠j and 1≤i, jR) by using Lagrange multipliers method, i.e. the condition of the optimal reliability of multi-ring RPR is satisfied when var(Ni) =0.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7137, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications VI, 71371C (19 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.804324
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Jia Liu, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Depeng Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Lieguang Zeng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yong Li, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7137:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications VI
Weisheng Hu; Shoa-Kai Liu; Ken-ichi Sato; Lena Wosinska, Editor(s)

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