In large-scale parallel computing and communication systems, an interconnect network structure is usually modeled as a graph, in which vertices and edges correspond to processors and communication links, respectively. In a graph, the vertices and edges are likely to fail, so we must think about the fault tolerance of a graph. Connectivity is an important parameter in the study of faulty tolerance for a graph.
In this paper, we study a special class of connectivity: $m$-component connectivity, this is a natural generalization of the classical connectivity of graphs defined in terms of the minimum vertex-cut.
Let $F$ is a vertex set of $G$ $(i.e, F\subseteq V(G))$, if the following conditions are satisfied, we say $F$ is a $m$-component cut: $(1)$ $G-F$ is disconnected; $(2)$ the number of components in $G-F$ is greater than or equal to $m$. In another word, the $m$-component connectivity $c\kappa_{m}(G)$ is defined as $min\{|F|~|~F\subseteq V(G)$ and $F$ is a $m$-component cut$\}$. Determining $m$-component connectivity is still unsolved in most interconnection networks even for small $m'$s.
Leaf-sort graph is a special Cayley graph, it has many special properties that are different from other Cayley graphs. So we need to pay attention to some of it's special properties when we study it.
In this paper, we can get the values: $c\kappa_{3}(CF_{n})=3n-6$ $(n$ is odd$)$ and $c\kappa_{3}(CF_{n})=3n-7$ $(n$ is even$)$ for $n\geq3$; $c\kappa_{4}(CF_{n})=\frac{9n-21}{2}$ $(n$ is odd$)$ and $c\kappa_{4}(CF_{n})=\frac{9n-24}{2}$ $(n$ is even$)$ for $n\geq4$; $c\kappa_{5}(CF_{n})=6n-16$ $(n$ is odd$)$ and $c\kappa_{5}(CF_{n})=6n-18$ $(n$ is even$)$ for $n\geq5$.