Internet Weakness Analysis
School: LOS ALAMOS HIGH
Area of Science: Computer Science
The internet has grown and most of today's worldwide commerce is based on it. Terrorist of the future will be "cyber terrorists", taking down important nodes on the internet, thereby debilitating large sections of the network
We will apply the concepts and various existing algorithms of Graph Theory to approximate which nodes on the internet, if they go down, would result in the most collateral damage to the network ( i.e. most broken edges, organized by weight). After applying these existing algorithms, we will apply all that we have learned to create a new algorithm, optimized so that supercomputers can do such computer networking calculations more efficiently.
Plan of Action:
We will be using Java as our programming language since each of the team members is running a different OS on their home PCs, thus eliminating the need for frequent recompilations. The final version of the program will be compiled in “native” machine code to improve efficiency.
Sponsoring Teacher: Diane Medford
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