Enabling high fault-tolerant embedding capability of alternating group graphs

Hongbin Zhuang, Xiao Yan Li, Dajin Wang, Cheng Kuan Lin, Kun Zhao

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The Hamiltonian path/cycle serves as a robust tool for transmitting messages within parallel and distributed systems. However, the prevalent device-intensive nature of these systems often leads to the occurrence of faults. Tackling the critical challenge of tolerating numerous faults when constructing Hamiltonian paths and cycles in these systems is of utmost significance. The alternating group graph AGn is a suitable interconnection network for building parallel and distributed systems due to its outstanding topological properties. Many studies have been dedicated to the fault-tolerant embedding of Hamiltonian paths and cycles in AGn, but they all fail to reach the desired level of fault-tolerance. In this paper, we aim to enhance the edge fault-tolerant embedding capability of AGn by leveraging a newly emerged fault model, called the Partitioned Edge Fault (PEF) model. We prove the existence of Hamiltonian paths/cycles tolerating large-scale edge faults in AGn under the PEF model. Additionally, we propose a fault-tolerant Hamiltonian path embedding algorithm for AGn under the PEF model and validate its effectiveness through experiments. To gauge the significance of each missed edge, we conduct experimental calculations for the average path length of every edge along the Hamiltonian path produced by the proposed embedding algorithm. Furthermore, the fault-tolerance comparison and experimental analysis reveal that our results improve the fault-tolerant embedding capability of AGn from a linear level to an exponential one. To our knowledge, this is the first time that a Hamiltonian path/cycle embedding approach is proposed and actually implemented for AGn with large-scale edge faults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-121
Number of pages12
JournalFuture Generation Computer Systems
StatePublished - Sep 2024


  • Alternating group graphs
  • Embedding
  • Fault-tolerance
  • Interconnection networks
  • Partitioned edge faults


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