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Generic Routing Rules and a Scalable Access Enhancement for the Network-on-Chip RECONNECT

Fell, Alexander and Biswas, Prasenjit and Chetia, Jugantor and Nandy, SK and Narayan, Ranjani (2009) Generic Routing Rules and a Scalable Access Enhancement for the Network-on-Chip RECONNECT. In: IEEE International SOC Conference, SEP 09-11, 2009, Belfast, pp. 251-254.

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Abstract

RECONNECT is a Network-on-Chip using a honeycomb topology. In this paper we focus on properties of general rules applicable to a variety of routing algorithms for the NoC which take into account the missing links of the honeycomb topology when compared to a mesh. We also extend the original proposal [5] and show a method to insert and extract data to and from the network. Access Routers at the boundary of the execution fabric establish connections to multiple periphery modules and create a torus to decrease the node distances. Our approach is scalable and ensures homogeneity among the compute elements in the NoC. We synthesized and evaluated the proposed enhancement in terms of power dissipation and area. Our results indicate that the impact of necessary alterations to the fabric is negligible and effects the data transfer between the fabric and the periphery only marginally.

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Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2010 06:57
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:08
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/28178

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