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a) c) e) b) d) f) FIGURE 9.3 Static Network Topologies a. Completely Connected b. Star c. Linear and Ring d. Mesh and Mesh Ring e. Tree f. Three-Dimensional Hypercube Bus FIGURE 9.4 A Bus-Based Network Dynamic networks allow for dynamic configuration of the network in one of two ways: either by using a bus or by using a switch that can alter the routes through the network. Bus-based networks
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Unformatted text preview: , illustrated in Figure 9.4, are the sim-plest and most efficient when cost is a concern and the number of entities is mod-erate. Clearly, the main disadvantage is the bottleneck that can result from bus contention as the number of entities grows large. Parallel buses can alleviate this problem, but their cost is considerable....
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  • Fall '14
  • tylor
  • Computer network, Network topology, Static Network Topologies

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