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SDC: A Distributed Clustering Protocol
Yan Li, Li Lao, Jun-Hong Cui
Pages - 205 - 226     |    Revised - 31-01-2011     |    Published - 08-02-2011
Volume - 2   Issue - 6    |    Publication Date - January / February  Table of Contents
network clustering, distributed algorithm, Scaled Coverage Measure, dynamic network, SDC
Network clustering is an important technique used in many large-scale distributed systems. Given good design and implementation, network clustering can significantly enhance the system\'s scalability and efficiency. However, it is very challenging to design a good clustering protocol for networks that scale fast and change continuously. In this paper, we propose a distributed network clustering protocol SDC targeting large-scale decentralized systems. In SDC, clusters are dynamically formed and adjusted based on SCM, a practical clustering accuracy measure. Based on SCM, each node can join or leave a cluster such that the clustering accuracy of the whole network can be improved. A big advantage of SDC is it can recover accurate clusters from node dynamics with very small message overhead. Through extensive simulations, we conclude that SDC is able to discover good quality clusters very efficiently.
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Dr. Yan Li
University of Connecticut - United States of America
Dr. Li Lao
Google Santa Monica - United States of America
Dr. Jun-Hong Cui
University of Connecticut - United States of America

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