Caldarelli, Guido and Marchetti, Riccardo and Pietronero, Luciano The fractal properties of Internet. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 52 (4). pp. 386-391. ISSN 0295-5075 (2000)Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper we show that the Internet web, from a user's perspective, manifests robust scaling properties of the type P(n) propto n−τ, where n is the size of the basin connected to a given point, P represents the density of probability of finding n points downhill and τ = 1.9 ± 0.1 s a characteristic universal exponent. This scale-free structure is a result of the spontaneous growth of the web, but is not necessarily the optimal one for efficient transport. We introduce an appropriate figure of merit and suggest that a planning of few big links, acting as information highways, may noticeably increase the efficiency of the net without affecting its robustness.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PACS: 92.40.Fb Rivers, runoff, and streamflow; 05.10.-a Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics;|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QC Physics
|Research Area:||Economics and Institutional Change|
|Depositing User:||Ms T. Iannizzi|
|Date Deposited:||24 Feb 2012 10:07|
|Last Modified:||20 Nov 2013 14:03|
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