Communication architecture optimization: Making the shortest path shorter in regular networks-on-chip

Umit Y. Ogras, Radu Marculescu, Hyung Gyu Lee, Naehyuck Chang

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Abstract

Network-on-Chip (NoC)-based communication represents a promising solution to complex on-chip communication problems. Due to their regular structure, mesh-like NoC architectures have become very popular recently. However, they have poor topological properties such as long inter-node distances. In this paper, we address this very issue and explore the potential of partial NoC customization to improve both static and dynamic properties of the network significantly, while minimally affecting its regularity. Precise energy measurements on an FPGA prototype show that the improvement in network properties is achieved without a significant penalty in area and communication energy consumption.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventDesign, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Mar 6 2006Mar 10 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1530-1591

Other

OtherDesign, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period3/6/063/10/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Ogras, U. Y., Marculescu, R., Lee, H. G., & Chang, N. (2006). Communication architecture optimization: Making the shortest path shorter in regular networks-on-chip. In Proceedings - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE'06 [1656980] (Proceedings -Design, Automation and Test in Europe, DATE; Vol. 1).