System and method for monitoring large-scale distribution networks by data sampling

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China Patent 101237356
, (Granted)
Abstract. A method for monitoring a network includes: identifying a plurality of groups of devices in a network, wherein each of the plurality of groups of devices is a set of related devices; sampling a status of a group of nodes in each of the plurality of groups of devices, wherein each of the plurality of groups of devices has a plurality of groups of nodes; and determining a status of the network based on the sampled status of the group of nodes in each of the plurality of groups of devices.