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Performance evaluation of wormhole routed network processor-memory interconnects

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2 Author(s)
Kocak, T. ; Sch. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Central Florida Univ., Orlando, FL ; Engel, J.

Network line cards are experiencing ever increasing line rates, random data bursts, and limited space. Hence, they are more vulnerable than other processor-memory environments, to create data transfer bottlenecks and hot-spots. Solutions to the memory bandwidth bottleneck are limited by the area available on the line card and network processor I/O pins. As a result, we propose to explore more suitable off-chip interconnect and communication mechanisms that replace the existing systems and that provide extraordinary high throughput. We utilize our custom-designed, event-driven, interconnect simulator to evaluate the performance of wormhole routed packet-based off-chip k-ary n-cube interconnect architectures for line cards. Our performance results show that wormhole routed k-ary n-cube based interconnect topologies significantly outperform the existing line card interconnects and they are able to sustain higher traffic loads

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Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, 2006. IPDPS 2006. 20th International

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25-29 April 2006