Reliability optimization of computer communication networks using genetic algorithms

Altiparmak F., Dengiz B., Smith A.

IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Intelligent Systems for Humans in a Cyberworld (SMC 98), California, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 11 - 14 Ekim 1998, ss.4676-4681 identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Bildiri / Tam Metin Bildiri
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  • Basıldığı Şehir: California
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.4676-4681


This paper presents a mete-heuristic approach using a genetic algorithm (GA) to optimize reliability of computer communication networks considering cost. When a network topology is known, the problem of choosing the types of links and computer systems among alternatives which have different reliability and cost to optimize system reliability is an NP-hard combinatorial problem. If there are m alternative links and k alternative computer systems, the search space for a known network topology with \L\ links and \N\ nodes is m(\L\). k(\N\). The heuristic is shown to be effective and computationally efficient compared to optimal solutions on a suite of test problems.