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A Novel Analytical Model for Network-on-Chip using Semi-Markov ProcessWANG, J. , LI, Y. , PENG, Q.
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multiprocessor interconnection, network-on-chip, semi-markov process, modeling, computer aided analysis
chip(13), design(11), systems(9), networks(8), network(8), architecture(6), analytical(5), analysis(5), test(4), automation(4)
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Date of Publication: 2011-02-27
Volume 11, Issue 1, Year 2011, On page(s): 111 - 118
ISSN: 1582-7445, e-ISSN: 1844-7600
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4316/AECE.2011.01018
Web of Science Accession Number: 000288761800018
SCOPUS ID: 79955967326
Network-on-Chip (NoC) communication architecture is proposed to resolve the bottleneck of Multi-processor communication in a single chip. In this paper, a performance analytical model using Semi-Markov Process (SMP) is presented to obtain the NoC performance. More precisely, given the related parameters, SMP is used to describe the behavior of each channel and the header flit routing time on each channel can be calculated by analyzing the SMP. Then, the average packet latency in NoC can be calculated. The accuracy of our model is illustrated through simulation. Indeed, the experimental results show that the proposed model can be used to obtain NoC performance and it performs better than the state-of-art models. Therefore, our model can be used as a useful tool to guide the NoC design process.
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