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Part I: A Theory for Deadlock-Free Dynamic Network Reconfiguration
May 2005 (vol. 16 no. 5)
pp. 412-427

Abstract—This paper develops theoretical support useful for determining deadlock properties of dynamic network reconfiguration techniques and also serves as a basis for the development of design methodologies useful for deriving deadlock-free reconfiguration techniques. It is applicable to interconnection networks typically used in multiprocessor servers, network-based computing clusters, and distributed storage systems, and also has potential application to system-on-chip networks. This theory builds on basic principles established by previous theories while pioneering new concepts fundamental to the case of dynamic network reconfiguration.

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Index Terms:
Interconnection network, dynamic reconfiguration, deadlock-freedom theory, system reliability and availability.
Citation:
Jos? Duato, Olav Lysne, Ruoming Pang, Timothy M. Pinkston, "Part I: A Theory for Deadlock-Free Dynamic Network Reconfiguration," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 412-427, May 2005, doi:10.1109/TPDS.2005.58
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