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Issue No. 09 - September (1996 vol. 45)
ISSN: 0018-9340
pp: 1056-1062
ABSTRACT
<p><b>Abstract</b>—De Bruijn graphs, both directed and undirected, have received considerable attention as architecture for interconnection networks. In this paper, we focus on undirected de Bruijn networks of radix <it>d</it> and dimension <it>n</it>, denoted by <it>UB</it>(<it>d, n</it>). We first discuss the shortest-path routing problem. We present properties of the shortest paths between any two vertices of <it>UB</it>(<it>d, n</it>) and propose two shortest-path routing algorithms, one of which has linear time complexity. Secondly, we study the transmitting problem. We establish a lower bound for the optimal transmitting time which implies in particular that the optimal transmitting problem is trivial for <it>UB</it>(<it>d, n</it>) when <it>d</it>≥ 5. We present a transmitting scheme on undirected binary de Bruijn networks <it>UB</it>(2, <it>n</it>) with transmitting time <it>n</it>− 1 for <it>n</it>≥ 5, and conjecture that the optimal transmitting time is <it>n</it>− 1 for <it>UB</it>(2, <it>n</it>), and <it>n</it> for <it>UB</it>(3, <it>n</it>) and <it>UB</it>(4, <it>n</it>).</p>
INDEX TERMS
Interconnection networks, de Bruijn networks, shortest paths, string matching, prefix trees, transmitting.
CITATION

Z. Liu and T. Sung, "Routing and Transmitting Problems in de Bruijn Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 45, no. , pp. 1056-1062, 1996.
doi:10.1109/12.537129
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