Covariance Intersection

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* Computational load can be spread amongst nodes for efficiency
 
* Computational load can be spread amongst nodes for efficiency
 
Decentralized systems also suffer from some disadvantages
 
Decentralized systems also suffer from some disadvantages
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1) All nodes may not have access to all information contained within the system
 
1) All nodes may not have access to all information contained within the system
 
* Multiple nodes have access to the same information
 
* Multiple nodes have access to the same information

Revision as of 13:51, 26 November 2012

Decentralized Systems

Systems comprised of a number of computing nodes all supporting a common mission. All nodes can be given the same task or asked to support the mission through a subset of tasks. Decentalized systems offer several advantages over their centralized counterparts including

  • Each node does not require intrinsic knowledge of the system topology
  • Topology is variable. Nodes can be added or subtracted without significantly impacting the overall system
  • Less vulnerable to single-point failures
  • Computational load can be spread amongst nodes for efficiency

Decentralized systems also suffer from some disadvantages

1) All nodes may not have access to all information contained within the system

  • Multiple nodes have access to the same information