Designing Network On-Chip Architectures in the Nanoscale Era by Jose Flich

By Jose Flich

Paving the best way for using community on-chip architectures in 2015 systems, this e-book provides the economic requisites for such long term structures in addition to the most study findings for technology-aware structure layout. It covers homogeneous layout recommendations and instructions, together with the suggestions which are so much attractive to the and most fitted to satisfy the necessities of on-chip integration. every one bankruptcy bargains with a selected key structure layout, together with fault tolerant layout, topology choice, dynamic voltage and frequency scaling, synchronization, community on-chip assets uncovered to the structure, routing algorithms, and collective communication"--Provided by way of publisher.

"Chip Multiprocessors (CMPs) are diving very aggressively into for the reason that prior efforts to hurry up processor architectures in ways in which don't alter the elemental von Neumann computing version have encountered challenging limits. the ability intake of the chip turns into the proscribing issue and units the principles for destiny CMP platforms. therefore, the microprocessor is at the present time best the improvement of multicore and many-core architectures the place, because the variety of cores raises, effective verbal exchange between them and with off-chip assets turns into key to accomplish the meant functionality scalability. This pattern has helped triumph over the skepticism of a few approach architects to embody on-chip interconnection networks as a key enabler for potent approach integration. Networks-on-chip (NoCs) make functionality scalability extra an issue of instantiation and connectivity instead of expanding complexity of particular structure development blocks. This e-book comes as a well timed and great addition to the extensive spectrum of accessible NoC literature, because it has been designed with the aim of describing in a coherent and well-grounded type the basis of NoC know-how, above and past an easy assessment of analysis rules and/or layout reviews. It covers extensive architectural and implementation recommendations and provides transparent instructions on the right way to layout the major community part, supplying powerful counsel in a study box that's beginning to stabilize, bringing "sense and straightforwardness" and educating tough classes from the layout trenches. The e-book additionally covers upcoming learn and improvement tendencies, akin to vertical integration and edition tolerant layout. it's a a lot wanted "how-to" advisor and an excellent stepping stone for the following ten years of NoC evolution.

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As integration scale increases, more transistors become available and implementing multiprocessors on a chip (chip multiprocessor, or CMP) becomes feasible, thus requiring an on-chip interconnection network, usually referred to as network on chip (NoC), to implement fast communication among processors. ) that need to be interconnected as well as on their bandwidth requirements. When low bandwidth is required, a bus is usually enough, thus leading to simpler and cheaper systems. When communication bandwidth requirements increase, a crossbar is frequently the best choice.

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