Networking

Multicasting in the Hypercube, Chord and Binomial Graphs

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Executive Summary

Multicasting is a communication primitive that allows a node in a network to send a message to multiple destination nodes. There are many ways in which multicasting can be implemented. For example, when an e-mail is sent to k destinations, e-mailing systems make k copies of the message and send each copy separately to the destinations (k unicasting operations). This is an efficient implementation when sending a message to neighbors. But when all the destinations are far away from the source, the implementation is not an efficient one.

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