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A Performance Model of Pipelined k-ary n-cubes
August 1995 (vol. 44 no. 8)
pp. 1059-1063

Abstract—Pipelined communication using virtual channels can realize low latency, high throughput, inter-processor communication. This paper presents an analytic performance model of pipelined communication in k-ary n-cubes. The model contains elements intended to capture and study key performance issues. In addition to the modeling of throughput and latency, the following issues are addressed using this model: 1) the tradeoff between full-duplex vs. half-duplex links, 2) the effects of intranode delay, 3) the effects of buffer size for each virtual channel. Detailed simulation experiments under a variety of conditions establish the viability of this model.

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Index Terms:
Adaptive routing, multipath networks, multiprocessor networks.
Sudhakar Yalamanchili, Patrick T. Gaughan, "A Performance Model of Pipelined k-ary n-cubes," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 44, no. 8, pp. 1059-1063, Aug. 1995, doi:10.1109/12.403724
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