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Many analytical models of wormhole-routed networks have been proposed over the past few years. Most of these models, however, have been developed for unicast (or point-to-point) communication. There has been comparatively little activity in the area of analytical models of collective communication, such as broadcast. As a result, most existing studies have relied on simulation to evaluate the performance merits of collective communication algorithms. This paper presents a new analytical model for predicting broadcast latency in the hypercube. Results obtained through simulation experiments show that the model exhibits a good degree of accuracy in predicting message latency under different working conditions.
Date of Conference: Aug. 29 2000-Sept. 1 2000