Scalability of weak consistency in NoC based multicore architectures

Abdul Naeem, Xiaowen Chen, Zhonghai Lu, Axel Jantsch
2010 Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems  
In Multicore Network-on-Chip, it is preferable to realize distributed but shared memory (DSM) in order to reuse the huge amount of legacy code. Within DSM systems, memory consistency is a critical issue since it affects not only performance but also the correctness of programs. In this paper, we investigate the scalability of the weak consistency model, which may be implemented using the concept of a transaction counter. Our experimental results compare synchronization latencies for various
more » ... ork sizes, topologies and lock positions in the network. Average synchronization latency rises exponentially for mesh and torus topologies as the network size grows. However, torus limits the synchronization latency in comparison to mesh. For mesh topology network average synchronization latency is also slightly affected by the lock position with respect to the network center.
doi:10.1109/iscas.2010.5537833 dblp:conf/iscas/NaeemCLJ10 fatcat:edra5r4m2bbtnbo6ho7qapyjze