Issue No. 03 - March (1985 vol. 34)
L.N. Bhuyan , Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana
An interference analysis of the interconnection networks (IN's) for tightly coupled multiprocessors is presented in this correspondence. The interconnections considered are crossbars and delta networks. Two situations are examined: when a memory module is equally likely to be addressed by a processor and when a processor has a favorite memory. It is shown that for a higher rate of favorite requests, the delta networks perform close to a crossbar.
multiprocessor performance, Bandwidth, crossbar switches, favorite memories, multistage interconnection networks
L. Bhuyan, "An Analysis of Processor-Memory Interconnection Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 34, no. , pp. 279-283, 1985.