Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Performance of barrier synchronization methods in a multi-access network

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Shun Yan Cheung ; Dept. of Math. & Comput. Sci., Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Sunderam, V.S.

Barrier synchronization is a commonly used primitive in parallel processing, but has traditionally been implemented only on hardware multiprocessors. With the growing interest in concurrent computing on general purpose networks, it is worthwhile investigating methods for implementing barriers in such environments. We present different algorithms for barrier synchronization on the widely prevalent multi-access bus network, and derive analytical performance metrics for each of the proposed schemes, which are then compared against simulation results. Our findings indicate that algorithms originally developed for dedicated interconnection networks perform fairly well in shared bus networks with some modifications, and interestingly that the best performance is obtained with a dimensional exchange algorithm

Published in:

Computing and Information, 1993. Proceedings ICCI '93., Fifth International Conference on

Date of Conference:

27-29 May 1993

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.