Issue No. 04 - April (1981 vol. 30)
L.D. Wittie , Department of Computer Science, State University of New York
This paper compares nine network interconnection schemes and introduces "dual-bus hypercubes," a cost-effective method of connecting thousands of dual-port single-chip microcomputers into a room-sized information processing system, a "network computer." Each network node is a chip containing memory and a pair of processors for tasks and input/output. Nodes are linked by shared communication buses, each conceptually spanning a D-dimensional, W-wide hypercube of N = WD nodes. Each node shares two buses. Each bus is shared by up to W nodes. The number of bus connections per node is fixed to satisfy chip pin limitations.
parallel computers, Bus topologies, communication structures, cube- connected-cycles, distributed computers, dual-bus hypercubes, extensible interconnections, hypercube spanning buses, microcomputer architectures, network computers
L. Wittie, "Communication Structures for Large Networks of Microcomputers," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 30, no. , pp. 264-273, 1981.