Dynamics-based scalability of complex networks

Liang Huang, Ying-Cheng Lai, Robert A. Gatenby

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We address the fundamental issue of network scalability in terms of dynamics and topology. In particular, we consider different network topologies and investigate, for every given topology, the dependence of certain dynamical properties on the network size. By focusing on network synchronizability, we find both analytically and numerically that globally coupled networks and random networks are scalable, but locally coupled regular networks are not. Scale-free networks are scalable for certain types of node dynamics. We expect our findings to provide insights into the ubiquity and workings of networks arising in nature and to be potentially useful for designing technological networks as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number045102
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 27 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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