Date Added: Jun 2011
This paper presents a computational study on the performance of reliability measures by using optimized ANN for computer networks with fixed and varying link reliabilities. This paper focus on the design of minimum cost reliable computer networks when a set of nodes, their topology, and links are given to connect them. A comparative study of various approaches for evaluating reliabilities has been studied such as Monte Carlo simulation methods and upper and lower bounds to bound reliability. The network design problem is difficult when overall reliability measure is considered through these methods.