Interconnection Networks (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in by Jose Duato, Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Lionel Ni

By Jose Duato, Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Lionel Ni

The functionality of so much electronic structures this day is restricted by way of their conversation or interconnection, now not through their good judgment or reminiscence. As designers try to make extra effective use of scarce interconnection bandwidth, interconnection networks are rising as a virtually common method to the system-level verbal exchange difficulties for contemporary electronic structures. Interconnection networks became pervasive of their conventional program as processor-memory and processor-processor interconnect. Point-to-point interconnection networks have changed buses in an ever widening variety of functions that come with on-chip interconnect, switches and routers, and I/O structures. during this ebook, the authors found in a based method the elemental underlying thoughts of such a lot interconnection networks and supply consultant recommendations which have been applied within the or proposed within the study literature. * supplies a coherent, complete remedy of the complete box* offers a proper assertion of the fundamental thoughts, substitute layout offerings, and layout trade-offs* presents thorough classifications, transparent descriptions, actual definitions, and unified perspectives to constitution the data on interconnection networks* makes a speciality of concerns serious to designers

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Large crossbars can be realized by partitioning them into smaller crossbars, each one implemented using a single chip. Thus, a full crossbar of size N × N can be implemented with (N/n)(N/n) n × n crossbars. 3 Multistage Interconnection Networks Multistage interconnection networks (MINs) connect input devices to output devices through a number of switch stages, where each switch is a crossbar network. The number of stages and the connection patterns between stages determine the routing capability of the networks.

For the analysis of most properties, it is not necessary to explicitly include processing nodes in the graph. Although a similar model can be used for direct and indirect networks, a few differences exist between them. Each switch in an indirect network may be connected to zero, one, or more processors. Obviously, only the switches connected to some processor can be the source or the destination of a message. 8 A switch-based network with irregular topology. node. Therefore, the distance between two nodes is the distance between the switches directly connected to those nodes plus two units.

These networks also require multiple paths between every input and output, but the number of paths and the cost is smaller than in the case of nonblocking networks. Nonblocking networks are expensive. Although they are cheaper than a crossbar of the same size, their cost is prohibitive for large sizes. The best-known example of a nonblocking multistage network is the Clos network, initially proposed for telephone networks. Rearrangeable networks require less stages or simpler switches than a nonblocking network.

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