On blocking probability of multicast networks

  title={On blocking probability of multicast networks},
  author={Yuanyuan Yang and Jianchao Wang},
  journal={IEEE Trans. Communications},
Multicast is a vital operation in both broad-band integrated services digital networks (BISDN) and scalable parallel computers. In this paper we look into the issue of supporting multicast in the widely used three-stage Clos network or v(m; n; r) network. Previous work has shown that a nonblocking v(m;n; r) multicast network requires a much higher network cost than a v(m;n; r) permutation network. However, little has been known on the blocking behavior of thev(m;n; r) multicast network with… CONTINUE READING
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