Distributed Bellman Ford Algorithm Quiz

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According to the text, the distributed Bellman-Ford algorithm is an example of how simple local intuitive distributed calculations can be used to compute the same result as a centralized algorithm. What is the result being computed in this case?

Least cost paths

Which equation is used in the Bellman-Ford algorithm to compute the minimum cost from source x to destination y?

$d(y) = \min(d(y), d(v) + c(v,y))$

What is the first hop in the Bellman-Ford algorithm?

One of x's neighbors

What is the main idea behind the distance vector algorithm for computing least cost paths?

Using local calculations to compute global results

What is the second broad class of routing algorithms mentioned in the text?

Distance vector algorithms

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Distributed Bellman-Ford Algorithm

  • The distributed Bellman-Ford algorithm is an example of using simple local intuitive distributed calculations to compute the same result as a centralized algorithm.
  • The result being computed in this case is the minimum cost from source to destination.

Bellman-Ford Algorithm

  • The equation used to compute the minimum cost from source x to destination y is not specified in the text.
  • The first hop in the Bellman-Ford algorithm is not specified in the text.

Distance Vector Algorithm

  • The main idea behind the distance vector algorithm is to compute least cost paths.

Routing Algorithms

  • There are two broad classes of routing algorithms mentioned in the text, with the second class not specified.

Test your knowledge on the Distributed Bellman Ford Algorithm, a beautiful and simple routing algorithm used to compute least costs paths in a distributed manner. Explore its concepts and applications in this quiz.

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