13 September 2010

Collaboration Aims to Create First Accurate Geometric Map of the Internet

ScienceDaily (Sep. 12, 2010) — 

" Researchers - at the University of California, San Diego, in collaboration with researchers from Universitat de Barcelona in Spain and the University of Cyprus - have created the first geometric "atlas" of the Internet as part of a project to prevent our most ubiquitous form of communication from collapsing within the next decade or so.

They describe how they discovered a latent hyperbolic, or negatively curved, space hidden beneath the Internet's topology, leading them to devise a method to create an Internet map using hyperbolic geometry. 

In their paper, the researchers say such a map would lead to a more robust Internet routing architecture because it simplifies path-finding throughout the network. "


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