Towards open network-on-chip benchmarks

Cristian Grecu, Andrè Ivanov, Partha Pande, Axel Jantsch, Erno Salminen, Umit Ogras, Radu Marculescu

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Abstract

Measuring and comparing performance, cost, and other features of advanced communication architectures for complex multi core/multiprocessor systems on chip is a significant challenge which has hardly been addressed so far. This document outlines the top-level view on a system of benchmarks for Networks on Chip (NoC), which intends to cover a wide spectrum of NoC design aspects, from application modeling to performance evaluation and post-manufacturing test and reliability. For performance benchmarking, requirements and features are described for application programs, synthetic micro-benchmarks, and abstract benchmark applications. Then, it proposes ways to measure and benchmark reliability, fault tolerance and testability of the on-chip communication fabric. This paper introduces the main concepts and ideas for benchmarking NoCs in a systematic and comparable way. It will be followed up by a report that will define a benchmark framework and the syntax of interfaces for benchmark programs that will allow the community to build-up a benchmark suite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - NOCS 2007
Subtitle of host publicationFirst International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
Pages205-212
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 29 2007
EventNOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: May 7 2007May 9 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings - NOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip

Other

OtherNOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period5/7/075/9/07

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Keywords

  • Benchmarks
  • Metrics
  • Networks-on-chip
  • Performance evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Grecu, C., Ivanov, A., Pande, P., Jantsch, A., Salminen, E., Ogras, U., & Marculescu, R. (2007). Towards open network-on-chip benchmarks. In Proceedings - NOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip (pp. 205-212). [4209009] (Proceedings - NOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip). https://doi.org/10.1109/NOCS.2007.44