A power efficient flit-admission scheme for wormhole-switched networks on chip
2005 (English)In: WMSCI 2005: 9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol 4 / [ed] Callaos, N; Lesso, W; Palesi, M, 2005, 25-30 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Reducing power consumption is a main challenge when adopting a network as a global on-chip communication interconnect since the reduction in power dissipation should not at the expense of degrading the system performance. We investigate power in a wormhole-switched network with focus on the impact of flit-admission schemes, i.e., when and how the flits of packets are admitted into the network We have proposed a novel flit-admission scheme that shows significant shrink of the switch complexity while maintaining equivalent network performance. This paper investigates its influence in network power involving both switches and links. We conduct experiments on a 2D mesh network. The results show that our flit-admission scheme achieves significant power and area reduction without performance penalty. To our knowledge, our work is the first study of power dissipation on flit admission schemes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. 25-30 p.
power consumption, network-on-chip
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-43345ISI: 000243684900005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84867373574ISBN: 978-980-6560-56-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-43345DiVA: diva2:448247
9th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics Location: Orlando, FL Date: JUL 10-13, 2005
QC 201110142011-10-142011-10-142012-09-21Bibliographically approved