A Case where a Paradox Like Braess ' s Occurs in the NashEquilibrium but Does Not Occur in the Wardrop Equilibrium A Situation of Load Balancing in Distributed ComputerSystems

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The Braess paradox which was originally identiied and observed in road traac context, shows that it may happen that by adding capacity to the network, the performance of all users degrades. This paradox has long been known in a framework called the Wardrop equilibrium , in which there are innnitely many individuals (such as car drivers) and in which the… (More)

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