A bus network is a network architecture in which a set of clients are connected via a shared communications line, called a bus. There are several common instances of the bus architecture, including one in the motherboard of most computers, and those in some versions of Ethernet networks. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bus network"
A grid network is a kind of computer network consisting of a number of (computer) systems connected in a grid topology. ...more on Wikipedia about "Grid network"
Logical Topology (also referred to as Signal Topology) is a network computing term used to describe the arrangement of devices on a network and how they communicate with one another. ...more on Wikipedia about "Logical topology"
Mesh networking is a way to route data, voice and instructions between nodes. It allows for continuous connections and reconfiguration around blocked paths by "hopping" from node to node until a connection can be established. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mesh networking"
A network topology is the pattern of links connecting pairs of nodes of a network. A given node has one or more links to others, and the links can appear in a variety of different shapes. The simplest connection is a one-way link between two devices. A second return link can be added for two-way communication. Modern communications cables usually include more than one wire in order to facilitate this, although very simple bus-based networks have two-way communication on a single wire. ...more on Wikipedia about "Network topology"
Point-to-Point telecommunications is most recently ( 2003) referenced regarding wireless data communications for Internet or Voice over IP via radio frequencies in the multi-gigahertz range. It also includes technologies such as laser for telecommunications but in all cases expects that the transmission medium is line of sight and capable of being fairly tightly beamed from transmitter to receiver. ...more on Wikipedia about "Point-to-point"
A ring network is a topology of computer networks where each user is connected to two other users, so as to create a ring. The most popular example is a token ring network. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ring network"
A spin network is a (directed) graph whose edges are associated with irreducible representations of a compact Lie group, G and vertices are associated with intertwiners of the edge reps adjacent to it. It was invented by Roger Penrose in 1971. Spin networks were applied to the physics problem of quantum gravity by Carlo Rovelli, Lee Smolin, Fotini Markopoulou-Kalamara, and others to reformulate loop quantum gravity in the canonical approach. There, they chop off the Lorentz gauge group Spin(3,1), which is noncompact to SU(2), which is compact. Later, it was generalized to gauge theories with connections in general. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spin network"
Star network is one of the most common computer network topologies. In its simplest form, star network consists of one central, or hub computer which acts as a router to transmit messages. ...more on Wikipedia about "Star network"
Token-Ring local area network (LAN) technology was developed and promoted by IBM in the early 1980s and standardised as IEEE 802.5 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Initially very successful, it went into steep decline after the introduction of the convenient 10BASE-T cabling standard for Ethernet in the early 1990s. A fierce marketing effort led by IBM sought to claim better performance and reliability over Ethernet for critical applications due to its deterministic access method, but was no more successful than similar battles in the same era over their Micro Channel architecture. IBM no longer uses or promotes Token-Ring. ...more on Wikipedia about "Token ring"
A hypertree is an acyclic hypergraph. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tree and hypertree networks"
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