Multiprocessor Interconnection Networks

Authored by: Roberto Rojas-Cessa

Interconnections for Computer Communications and Packet Networks

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781482226966
eBook ISBN: 9781315373485
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315373485-2

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Abstract

Processors communicate with other processors, memory, and other shared resources for fast computations. These communications take place over an interconnection network. The performance of the communications and, in turn, the computations made by the processors, as well as the scalability of these multiprocessor systems, depend on the characteristics of the interconnection network used. This chapter introduces some of the interconnection networks used by multiprocessor systems and their properties.

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