Algorithms for Network-on-Chip Design with Guaranteed QoS [article]

Guy Even, Yaniv Fais
2015 arXiv   pre-print
We present algorithms that design NoCs with guaranteed quality of service. Given a topology, a mapping of tasks to processing elements, and traffic requirements between the tasks, the algorithm computes the interconnection widths, a detailed static routing, and a periodic scheduling. No headers, control messages, or acknowledgments are required. The algorithm employs fractional Multi-Commodity Flow (MCF) that determines the widths of the interconnections as well as the routes of the flits. The
more » ... CF is rounded to a periodic TDM schedule which is translated to local periodic control of switches and network interfaces. Our algorithm is applicable to large instances since every stage is efficient. The algorithm supports arbitrary topologies and traffic patterns. Routing along multiple paths is allowed in order to increase utilization and decrease latency. We implemented the algorithm and tested it with the MCSL benchmark. Experiments demonstrate that our solution is stable and satisfies all the real-time constraints.
arXiv:1509.00249v1 fatcat:gl5vzylyyzcvjgjtikm2sranaa