Carmignani, Andrea; Di Battista, Giuseppe; Didimo, Walter; Matera, Francesco; Pizzonia, Maurizio

Visualization of the high level structure of the internet with Hermes

J. Graph Algorithms Appl. 6(3), 281-311 (2002)


Summary: Hermes is a system for exploring and visualizing the Internet structure at the level of the Autonomous Systems and their interconnections.It relies on a three-tier architecture, on a large repository of routing information coming from heterogeneous sources, and on sophisticated graph drawing engine. Such an engine exploits static and dynamic graph drawing techniques, specifically devised for the visualization of large graphs with high density. Communicated by Michael Kaufmann: submitted February 2001; revised December 2001 and May 2002. Research supported in part by the European Commission - Fet Open project COSIN IST-2001-33555.