The Complexity of an Optimal File Transfer Problem

Yoshihiro KANEKO  Shoji SHINODA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E82-A   No.2   pp.394-397
Publication Date: 1999/02/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Graphs and Networks
Keyword: 
file transmission net,  file transfer,  Steiner tree,  NP-complete,  

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Summary: 
A problem of obtaining an optimal file transfer on a file transmission net N is to consider how to distribute, with a minimum total cost, copies of a certain file of information from some vertices to others on N by the respective vertices' copy demand numbers. This paper proves such a problem to be NP-hard in general.