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	Title		: Notes on Scalability of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
	Author(s)	: O. Arpacioglu
	Filename	: draft-irtf-ans-scalability-notes-01.txt
	Pages		: 10
	Date		: 2003-10-28
	
This document provides a working definition of 'absolute scalability' and 'weak scalability' of a method of an ad hoc network, and also a way of comparing the scalability of two different methods.  A method may be a protocol, an algorithm, or a scheme whose scalability needs to be evaluated.  For example, it may be a routing protocol or a MAC protocol.  'Absolute scalability' emphasizes the asymptotic behavior of a set of metrics, which define the efficiency of the network as a network parameter tends to infinity.  'Weak scalability' refers 
to the comparison of the metrics over a given range.  Finally, fairness in the comparison of these metrics is discussed.

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