High throughput network for multiprocessor interconnections

Pertti Raatikainen (Editor), Juha Zidbeck (Editor)

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New multiprocessor architectures are needed to support modern broadband applications, because traditional bus structures are not capable of providing high throughput. New bus structures are needed, especially in network components and terminals. The publication is a summary of a study to find an efficient and cost effective interconnection topology for the future high speed products. The most common bus topologies are introduced and their characteristics are estimated to decide which one of them offers best performance and lowest implementation cost. The ring topology is chosen to be studied in more detail. Four competing bus access schemes for the high throughput ring are introduced as well as simulation models for each of them. Using transfer delay and throughput results as well as keeping the implementation point of view in mind, the best candidate is selected to be studied and experimented in the succeeding research project.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages78
ISBN (Print)951-38-4385-8
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Publications



  • multiprocessor interconnection networks
  • network topologies
  • simulation

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Raatikainen, P., & Zidbeck, J. (Eds.) (1993). High throughput network for multiprocessor interconnections. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Publications, No. 147