The price of anarchy is independent of the network topology

  title={The price of anarchy is independent of the network topology},
  author={Tim Roughgarden},
  journal={J. Comput. Syst. Sci.},
We study the degradation in network performance caused by the selfish behavior of noncooperative network users. We consider a model of selfish routing in which the latency experienced by network traffic on an edge of the network is a function of the edge congestion, and network users are assumed to selfishly route traffic on minimumlatency paths. The quality of a routing of traffic is measured by the sum of travel times, also called the total latency. The outcome of selfish routing—a Nash… CONTINUE READING
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