Packet transport along the shortest pathways in scale-free networks
School of Physics, Seoul National University NS50, Seoul 151-747, Korea
Corresponding author: a firstname.lastname@example.org
Revised: 4 February 2004
Published online: 14 May 2004
We investigate a problem of data packet transport between a pair of vertices on scale-free networks without loops or with a small number of loops. By introducing load of a vertex as accumulated sum of a fraction of data packets traveling along the shortest pathways between every pair of vertices, it is found that the load distribution follows a power law with an exponent δ. It is found for the Barabási-Albert-type model that the exponent δ changes abruptly from for tree structure to as the number of loops increases. The load exponent seems to be insensitive to different values of the degree exponent γ as long as .
PACS: 89.75.Fb – Structures and organization in complex systems / 05.65.+b – Self-organized systems / 02.10.Ox – Combinatorics; graph theory
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2004