A layout for sparse cube-connected-cycles network

V. Leppänen, M. Penttonen, Martti Forsell

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    Abstract

    In the Network-On-Chip context, a number of computational units are connected to each other via a network. The computational units act as sources and sinks of messages that the units send to each other to implement some distributed computational functionality. When the units need to intensively send messages to each other, ordinary dense interconnection networks will not have enough bandwidth to transfer the messages at the same pace as those are produced by the computational units. We consider a sparse cube-connected-cycles network as a candidate for NOCs. Such a sparse network will have enough bandwidth to support high-throughput computing in the NOCs context. We show a grid-like layout for the sparse cube-connected-cycles network and give properties of such a layout. We compare the layout properties to previously reported properties of layouts for sparse mesh-based networks. Although the logical diameter of the sparse cube-connected-cycles network is favorable, its other properties are found to be rather poor
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech '11
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery ACM
    Pages32-37
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-0917-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event12th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech'11 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 16 Jun 201117 Jun 2011

    Conference

    Conference12th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech'11
    Abbreviated titleCompSysTech 2011
    CountryAustria
    CityVienna
    Period16/06/1117/06/11

    Keywords

    • Cube-connected-cycles
    • layout
    • network on chip
    • sparse networks

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