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A Broadcast Algorithm for All-Port Wormhole-Routed Torus Networks
August 1996 (vol. 7 no. 8)
pp. 876-885

Abstract—A new approach to broadcast in wormhole-routed two- and three-dimensional torus networks is proposed. The underlying network is assumed to support only deterministic, dimension-ordered unicast routing. The approach extends the graph theoretical concept of dominating nodes by accounting for the relative distance-insensitivity of the wormhole routing switching strategy. The proposed algorithm also takes advantage of an all-port communication architecture, which allows each node to simultaneously transmit messages on different outgoing channels. The resulting broadcast operation is based on a tree structure that uses multiple levels of extended dominating nodes (EDNs). Performance results are presented that confirm the advantage of this method over other approaches.

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Index Terms:
Broadcast, collective communication, torus, wormhole routing, all-port, dominating set.
Citation:
Yih-jia Tsai, Philip K. McKinley, "A Broadcast Algorithm for All-Port Wormhole-Routed Torus Networks," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 7, no. 8, pp. 876-885, Aug. 1996, doi:10.1109/71.532118
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