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SNet, a novel network for manycore architectures

Abstract : Embedded platforms are expected to integrate thousands of cores in the near future, and one of the major difficulties remains in scaling the interconnection network. We propose a novel Scalable NETwork concept, named SNet, that broadens the NoCs space to include a combined software/hardware dynamic routing methodology. It exploits a distributed, adaptive, non-supervised routing strategy [1], based on the ACO algorithm (Ant Colony Optimization), to define routing paths among communicating tasks. Data transmission is achieved by a small footprint hardware module, named DMC (Direct Management of Communications). SNet has the advantage of being highly flexible, and enables to define a wide range of routing topologies to match application requirements. In this paper, we apply the SNet paradigm to a manycore architecture and we evaluate its performances by running a high number of test cases.
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C. Azar, S. Chevobbe, Y. Lhuillier, J.-P. Diguet. SNet, a novel network for manycore architectures. 2016 Third International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering and their Applications (EECEA), Apr 2016, Beirut, Lebanon. pp.6-11, ⟨10.1109/EECEA.2016.7470757⟩. ⟨cea-01836853⟩



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