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Indirect Star-Type Networks for Large Multiprocessor Systems
November 1991 (vol. 40 no. 11)
pp. 1277-1282

The authors propose three indirect star-type networks, the indirect star networks I and II and the star-delta network, and investigate their properties. An indirect star-type network is obtained by unfolding the star graph. The star-delta network is obtained through an unfolding scheme based on the recursive property of the star graph, and has n-1 switching stages. The star-delta network has the advantage of being controlled by the destination tag routing scheme. The indirect star-type networks are to the star graph as the indirect cube-type networks are to the n-cube. The authors analyze the performance of the indirect star-type networks under uniform traffic to investigate their potential as an alternative to the indirect cube-type networks for the future high-performance large multiprocessor systems.

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Index Terms:
star network II; large multiprocessor systems; indirect star-type networks; star networks I; star-delta network; star-delta network; unfolding scheme; recursive property; destination tag routing scheme; indirect cube-type networks; n-cube; performance; multiprocessor interconnection networks; performance evaluation.
K.Y. Lee, H. Yoon, "Indirect Star-Type Networks for Large Multiprocessor Systems," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 40, no. 11, pp. 1277-1282, Nov. 1991, doi:10.1109/12.102833
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