Issue No.12 - December (1982 vol.31)
T. Lang , Department of Computer Science, University of California
In this paper we compare the effective bandwidth in a multiprocessor with shared memory using as interconnection networks the crossbar or the multiple-bus. We consider a system with N processors and N memory modules, in which the processor requests to the memory modules are independent and uniformly distributed random variables. We consider two cases: in the first the processor makes another request immediately after a memory service, and in the second there is some internal processing time.
shared memory, Bus arbitration, memory bandwidth, multiple buses, multiprocessors
T. Lang, M. Valero, I. Alegre, "Bandwidth of Crossbar and Multiple-Bus Connections for Multiprocessors", IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol.31, no. 12, pp. 1227-1234, December 1982, doi:10.1109/TC.1982.1675947