Performance considerations relating to the design of interconnection networks for multiprocessing systems

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Title:
Performance considerations relating to the design of interconnection networks for multiprocessing systems
Author:
Hokens, Earl Edwin, 1967-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The interconnection network is the single most important element of a multiprocessor. Choosing the best interconnection scheme for a given sized multiprocessor is no easy task. This paper presents a two phase analysis to assist in the design of multiprocessor interconnection networks. The two phases of the analysis are analytical, and simulation. The analytical phase introduces a new metric called the network bandwidth requirement, or nbr. This is an estimate for the interconnecting network link speed required for a multiprocessor of a given size. The nbr result is used in the simulation phase of the analysis. Various multiprocessor configurations are simulated using stochastic activity networks to verify the results of the analytical phase. The nbr is shown to be an excellent estimate for the interconnection network link speed required in a multiprocessor. The simulation may also be used to analyze various multiprocessor characteristics.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Electronics and Electrical.; Computer Science.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Louri, Ahmed

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePerformance considerations relating to the design of interconnection networks for multiprocessing systemsen_US
dc.creatorHokens, Earl Edwin, 1967-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHokens, Earl Edwin, 1967-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe interconnection network is the single most important element of a multiprocessor. Choosing the best interconnection scheme for a given sized multiprocessor is no easy task. This paper presents a two phase analysis to assist in the design of multiprocessor interconnection networks. The two phases of the analysis are analytical, and simulation. The analytical phase introduces a new metric called the network bandwidth requirement, or nbr. This is an estimate for the interconnecting network link speed required for a multiprocessor of a given size. The nbr result is used in the simulation phase of the analysis. Various multiprocessor configurations are simulated using stochastic activity networks to verify the results of the analytical phase. The nbr is shown to be an excellent estimate for the interconnection network link speed required in a multiprocessor. The simulation may also be used to analyze various multiprocessor characteristics.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Electronics and Electrical.en_US
dc.subjectComputer Science.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLouri, Ahmeden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353098en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2758835xen_US
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