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High performance hierarchical torus network under matrix transpose traffic patterns

Rahman, M.M. Hafizur and Susumu, Horiguchi (2004) High performance hierarchical torus network under matrix transpose traffic patterns. In: 7th International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms and Networks (ISPAN 04), 10-12 May 2004 , Hong Kong.

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Abstract

Interconnection networks play a crucial role in the performance of massively parallel computers. Hierarchical interconnection networks provide high performance at low cost by exploring the locality that exists in the communication patterns of massively parallel computers. A Hierarchical Torus Network (HTN) is a 2D-torus network of multiple basic modules, in which the basic modules are 3Dtorus networks that are hierarchically interconnected for higher level networks. The static network performance of the HTN has already been studied and has been shown to be good. Dynamic communication performance has been evaluated under uniform traffic patterns but not under a nonuniform traffic, such as matrix transpose traffic patterns. In this paper, we present a deadlock-free routing algorithm for the HTN using virtual channels and evaluate the network’s dynamic communication performance under matrix transpose traffic, using the proposed routing algorithm. We evaluate the dynamic communication performance of HTN, H3D-mesh, TESH, and mesh networks by computer simulation. We find that the dynamic communication performance of HTN is better than that of the H3D-mesh, TESH, and mesh networks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6724/7976
Uncontrolled Keywords: HTN, deadlock-free routing, matrix transpose traffic pattern, dynamic communication performance
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. M.M. Hafizur Rahman
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 17:47
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2011 08:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/7976

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