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Practical Approach to the Optimisation of Large Scale Switching Networks
Grout VM, Sanders P, Stockel CT
Computer Communications, pp30-39, February, 1987
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There are a number of techniques that enable networks to be optimised. Neither search techniques nor heuristic methods are entirely satisfactory in solving practical problems. The authors describe an approach to network optimization that utilizes an algorithm that reduces the number of nodes and consequently the time taken to find a solution. The approach is based on two basic stages: a preparation stage and an optimization stage.

Grout VM, Sanders P, Stockel CT