Application-specific NoC architecture customization using long-range links

Umit Y. Ogras, Radu Marculescu

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Networks-on-chip (NoC) represent a promising solution to complex on-chip communication problems. The NoC communication architectures considered in the literature are based on either completely regular or fully customized topologies. This chapter presents a methodology to automatically synthesize an architecture which is neither regular, nor fully customized. Instead, the resulting communication architecture is a superposition of a standard mesh network and a few long-range links which induce small world effects. Indeed, the few application-specific longrange links we insert significantly increase the critical traffic workload at which the network transitions from a free to a congested state. This way, we can exploit the benefits offered by both complete regularity and partial topology customization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModeling, Analysis and Optimization of Network-on-Chip Communication Architectures
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)9789400739574
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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