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This paper develops theoretical support useful for determining deadlock properties of dynamic network reconfiguration techniques and also serves as a basis for the development of design methodologies useful for deriving deadlock-free reconfiguration techniques. It is applicable to interconnection networks typically used in multiprocessor servers, network-based computing clusters, and distributed storage systems, and also has potential application to system-on-chip networks. This theory builds on basic principles established by previous theories while pioneering new concepts fundamental to the case of dynamic network reconfiguration.
Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:16 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: May 2005