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About: Interconnection is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 11392 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 128500 citation(s). more


Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1145/378239.379048
William J. Dally1, Brian Towles1Institutions (1)
22 Jun 2001-
Abstract: Using on-chip interconnection networks in place of ad-hoc glo-bal wiring structures the top level wires on a chip and facilitates modular design. With this approach, system modules (processors, memories, peripherals, etc...) communicate by sending packets to one another over the network. The structured network wiring gives well-controlled electrical parameters that eliminate timing iterations and enable the use of high-performance circuits to reduce latency and increase bandwidth. The area overhead required to implement an on-chip network is modest, we estimate 6.6%. This paper introduces the concept of on-chip networks, sketches a simple network, and discusses some challenges in the architecture and design of these networks. more

Topics: Network on a chip (57%), Network packet (56%), Interconnection (54%) more

3,180 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Oct 1997-
Abstract: From the Publisher: Addresses the challenges and details the basic underlying concepts of interconnection networks. The book's engineering approach considers the issues that designers need to deal with and presents a broad set of practical solutions. Considerable effort is made to establish new and more. more

Topics: Interconnection (52%)

2,007 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1997-
Topics: Interconnection (61%)

1,711 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1109/PROC.1984.12943
01 Jul 1984-
Abstract: The combination of decreasing feature sizes and increasing chip sizes is leading to a communication crisis in the area of VLSI circuits and systems. It is anticipated that the speeds of MOS circuits will soon be limited by interconnection delays, rather than gate delays. This paper investigates the possibility of applying optical and electrooptical technologies to such interconnection problems. The origins of the communication crisis are discussed. Those aspects of electrooptic technology that are applicable to the generation, routing, and detection of light at the level of chips and boards are reviewed. Algorithmic implications of interconnections are discussed, with emphasis on the definition of a hierarchy of interconnection problems from the signal-processing area having an increasing level of complexity. One potential application of optical interconnections is to the problem of clock distribution, for which a single signal must be routed to many parts of a chip or board. More complex is the problem of supplying data interconnections via optical technology. Areas in need of future research are identified. more

1,172 Citations

Proceedings ArticleDOI: 10.1145/343647.343776
Pierre Guerrier1, Alain Greiner1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2000-
Abstract: This paper presents an architectural study of a scalable system-level interconnection template. We explain why the shared bus, which is today's dominant template, will not meet the performance requirements of tomorrow's systems. We present an alternative interconnection in the form of switching networks. This technology originates in parallel computing, but is also well suited for heterogeneous communication between embedded processors and addresses many of the deep submicron integration issues. We discuss the necessity and the ways to provide high-level services on top of the bare network packet protocol, such as dataflow and address-space communication services. Eventually we present our first results on the cost/performance assessment of an integrated switching network. more

Topics: Packet switching (56%), Network packet (56%), Dataflow (54%) more

983 Citations

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Rao Tummala

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