Covariance Intersection

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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:
 
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:
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* Each node does not require intrinsic knowledge of the system topology
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* Topology is variable. Nodes can be added or subtracted without significantly impacting the overall system
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* Less vulnerable to single-point failures
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* Computational load can be spread amongst nodes for efficiency
  
1) Each node does not require intrinsic knowledge of the system topology
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Decentralized systems also suffer from some disadvantages:
 
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* All nodes may not have access to all information contained within the system
2) Topology is variable. Nodes can be added or subtracted without significantly impacting the overall system
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* Multiple nodes have access to the same information
 
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3) Less vulnerable to single-point failures
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4) Computational load can be spread amongst nodes for efficiency
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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
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2) Multiple nodes have access to the same information
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Revision as of 14:56, 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:

  • All nodes may not have access to all information contained within the system
  • Multiple nodes have access to the same information