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Adaptive Deadlock- and Livelock-Free Routing with All Minimal Paths in Torus Networks
December 1994 (vol. 5 no. 12)
pp. 1233-1251

This paper consists of two parts. In the first part, two new algorithms for deadlock- andlivelock-free wormhole routing in the torus network are presented. The first algorithm,called Channels, is for the n-dimensional torus network. This technique is fully-adaptiveminimal, that is, all paths with a minimal number of hops from source to destination areavailable for routing, and needs only five virtual channels per bidirectional link, the lowest channel requirement known in the literature for fully-adaptive minimal worm-hole routing. In addition, this result also yields the lowest buffer requirement known in the literature for packet-switched fully-adaptive minimal routing. The second algorithm, called 4-Classes, is for the bidimensional torus network. This technique is fully-adaptive minimal and requires only eight virtual channels per bidirectional link. Also, it allows for a highly parallel implementation of its associated routing node. In the second part of this paper, four worm-hole routing techniques for the two-dimensional torus are experimentally evaluated using a dynamic message injection model and different traffic patterns and message lengths.

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Index Terms:
Index Termsconcurrency control; multiprocessor interconnection networks; performance evaluation;adaptive deadlock-free routing; livelock-free routing; minimal paths; torus networks;Channels; n-dimensional torus network; virtual channels; buffer requirement;packet-switched fully-adaptive minimal routing; 4-Classes; dynamic message injectionmodel; traffic patterns; message lengths
L. Gravano, G.D. Pifarré, P.E. Berman, J.L.C. Sanz, "Adaptive Deadlock- and Livelock-Free Routing with All Minimal Paths in Torus Networks," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1233-1251, Dec. 1994, doi:10.1109/71.334898
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