On Routing Flexibility of Wormhole-Switched Priority-Preemptive NoCs

Borislav Nikolic, Luis Miguel Pinho, Leandro Soares Indrusiak
2016 2016 IEEE 22nd International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA)  
Flit-level preemptions via virtual channels have been proposed as one viable method to implement priority preemptive arbitration policies in NoC routers, and integrate NoCs in the hard real-time domain. In recent years, researchers have explored several aspects of priority-preemptive NoCs, such as different arbitration techniques, different priority assignmen tmethods (where applicable) and different workload mapping approaches, all with the common objective to use interconnect mediums more
more » ... ciently. Yet, the impact of different routing techniques on such a model is still an unexplored topic. Motivated by this reality, in this work we study the effects of routing flexibility on wormhole-switched priority-preemptive NoCs. Abstract-Flit-level preemptions via virtual channels have been proposed as one viable method to implement prioritypreemptive arbitration policies in NoC routers, and integrate NoCs in the hard real-time domain. In recent years, researchers have explored several aspects of priority-preemptive NoCs, such as different arbitration techniques, different priority assignment methods (where applicable) and different workload mapping approaches, all with the common objective to use interconnect mediums more efficiently. Yet, the impact of different routing techniques on such a model is still an unexplored topic. Motivated by this reality, in this work we study the effects of routing flexibility on wormhole-switched priority-preemptive NoCs.
doi:10.1109/rtcsa.2016.37 dblp:conf/rtcsa/NikolicPI16 fatcat:gmjfadcv4jd55i7fnow6ke3xda