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Network Routing on Regular Directed Graphs from Spanning Factorizations

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Networks with a high degree of symmetry are useful models for parallel processor networks. In earlier papers, we defined several global communication tasks (universal exchange, universal broadcast, universal summation) that can be critical tasks when complex algorithms are mapped to parallel machines. We showed that utilizing the symmetry can make network optimization a tractable problem. In particular, we showed that Cayley graphs have the desirable property that certain routing schemes starting from a single node can be transferred to all nodes in a way that does not introduce conflicts. In this paper, we define the concept of spanning factorizations and show that this property can also be used to transfer routing schemes from a single node to all other nodes. We show that all Cayley graphs and many (perhaps all) vertex transitive graphs have spanning factorizations.


Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (Volume 20)
R. Dougherty and V. Faber, "Network Routing on Regular Directed Graphs from Spanning Factorizations", Bulletin of Mathematical Sciences and Applications, Vol. 20, pp. 9-24, 2018
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