Title

Some studies on the multi-mesh architecture.

Date of Award

2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Computer Science

First Advisor

Bandyopadhyay, S.

Keywords

Computer Science.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In this thesis, we have reported our investigations on interconnection network architectures based on the idea of a recently proposed multi-processor architecture, Multi-Mesh network. This includes the development of a new interconnection architecture, study of its topological properties and a proposal for implementing Multi-Mesh using optical technology. We have presented a new network topology, called the 3D Multi-Mesh (3D MM) that is an extension of the Multi-Mesh architecture [DDS99]. This network consists of n3 three-dimensional meshes (termed as 3D blocks), each having n3 processors, interconnected in a suitable manner so that the resulting topology is 6-regular with n6 processors and a diameter of only 3n. We have shown that the connectivity of this network is 6. We have explored an algorithm for point-to-point communication on the 3D MM. It is expected that this architecture will enable more efficient algorithm mapping compared to existing architectures. We have also proposed some implementation of the multi-mesh avoiding the electronic bottleneck due to long copper wires for communication between some processors. Our implementation considers a number of realistic scenarios based on hybrid (optical and electronic) communication. One unique feature of this investigation is our use of WDM wavelength routing and the protection scheme. We are not aware of any implementation of interconnection networks using these techniques.Dept. of Computer Science. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2004 .A32. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-03, page: 0868. Adviser: Subir Bandyopadhyay. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2004.