In a distributed computing environment, a topology with parent/child relations defines a hierarchical structure among interconnected nodes. This topology is characterized by nodes being organized in a hierarchical manner, where each node (except the root) has multiple parent node and may have multiple child nodes. This hierarchical arrangement allows for efficient management, communication, and delegation of tasks across the distributed system.

Key Components

Root Node

The top-level node in the hierarchy, having no parent. Serves as the entry point or central coordinator for the distributed system.

Parent Node

A node in the hierarchy that has one or more child nodes. Responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of its child nodes.

Child Node

A node in the hierarchy that has a single parent node. Executes tasks assigned by its parent node and may further delegate tasks to its own child nodes.