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Two Ranking Schemes for Efficient Computation on the Star Interconnection Network
April 1996 (vol. 7 no. 4)
pp. 321-327

Abstract—A node ranking scheme provides the necessary structural view for developing algorithms on a network. We present two ranking schemes for the star interconnection network both of which allow constant time order preserving communication. The first scheme is based on a hierarchical view of the star network. It enables one to efficiently implement order preserving ASCEND/DESCEND class of algorithms. This class includes several important algorithms such as the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) and matrix multiplication. The other ranking scheme gives a flexible pipelined view of the star interconnection network and provides a suitable framework for implementation of pipelined algorithms.

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Index Terms:
Star interconnection network, parallel processing, ASCEND/DESCEND algorithm, pipelined algorithm, node ranking, order preserving communication, Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), matrix multiplication.
Citation:
Dilip K. Saikia, Ranjan K. Sen, "Two Ranking Schemes for Efficient Computation on the Star Interconnection Network," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 321-327, April 1996, doi:10.1109/71.494627
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