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Reliability of cluster-based multiprocessor systems

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1 Author(s)
Mahgoub, I.O. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL, USA

The reliability of a cluster-based multiprocessor system is analytically evaluated using modeling techniques. The results indicate that the cluster-based system has low reliability relative to the crossbar and multiple-bus systems. The weaknesses of the cluster-based system architecture, as far as reliability is concerned, are identified and a slight modification of the system architecture is proposed as a remedy. Using the same analytical modeling techniques, the reliability of the modified cluster-based systems's reliability is close to that of crossbar and multiple-bus systems

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Distributed Computing Systems, 1992., Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

9-12 Jun 1992