Towards open network-on-chip benchmarks

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

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25 Scopus citations


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
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
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


OtherNOCS 2007: First International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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