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Bounds on the cover time of parallel rotor walks


The rotor-router mechanism was introduced as a deterministic alternative to the random walk in undirected graphs. In this model, a set of k identical walkers is deployed in parallel, starting from a chosen subset of nodes, and moving around the graph in synchronous steps. During the process, each node successively propagates walkers visiting it along its outgoing arcs in round-robin fashion, according to a fixed ordering. We consider the cover time of such a system, i.e., the number of steps after which each node has been visited by at least one walk, regardless of the initialization of the walks. We show that for any graph with m edges and diameter D , this cover time is at most Θ(mD/log⁡k) and at least Θ(mD/k), which corresponds to a speedup of between Θ(log⁡k) and Θ(k) with respect to the cover time of a single walk.


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Dariusz Dereniowski, Adrian Kosowski, Dominik Pająk, Przemysław Uznański. (2016). Bounds on the cover time of parallel rotor walks, 82(5), 802-816.

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JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AND SYSTEM SCIENCES nr 82, wydanie 5, strony 802 - 816,
ISSN: 0022-0000
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Dereniowski D., Kosowski A., Pająk D., Uznański P.: Bounds on the cover time of parallel rotor walks// JOURNAL OF COMPUTER AND SYSTEM SCIENCES. -Vol. 82, iss. 5 (2016), s.802-816

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