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Current High-Performance Computing (HPC) and data center networks rely on large-radix routers. Hamming graphs (Cartesian products of complete graphs) and dragonflies (two-level direct networks with nodes organized in groups) are some direct topologies proposed for such networks. The original definition of the dragonfly topology is very loose, with several(More)
Dragonfly networks have been recently proposed for the interconnection network of forthcoming exascale supercomputers. Relying on large-radix routers, they build a topology with low diameter and high throughput, divided into multiple groups of routers. While minimal routing is appropriate for uniform traffic patterns, adversarial traffic patterns can(More)
Dragonfly networks are composed of interconnected groups of routers. Adaptive routing allows packets to be forwarded minimally or non-minimally adapting to the traffic conditions in the network. While minimal routing sends traffic directly between groups, non-minimal routing employs an intermediate group to balance network load. A random selection of this(More)
We present in this paper some of the topolog-ical properties of an interesting class of Cir-culant graphs whose nodes are labeled by a subset of the Gaussian integers. Such graphs and the problems we solve on them have direct applications to the design of interconnection networks and, in addition, they can be considered in the design of perfect(More)
Multiprocessors are coming into widespread use in many application areas, yet there are a number of challenges to achieving a good tradeoff between complexity and performance. For example, while implementing memory coherence and consistency is essential for correctness, efficient implementation of critical sections and synchronization points is desirable(More)
This paper explores the suitability of dense circulant graphs of degree four for the design of on-chip interconnection networks. Networks based on these graphs reduce the Torus diameter in a factor $$\sqrt{2}$$ , which translates into significant performance gains for unicast traffic. In addition, they are clearly superior to Tori when managing collective(More)
Many current parallel computers are built around a torus interconnection network. Machines from Cray, HP, and IBM, among others, make use of this topology. In terms of topological advantages, square (2D) or cubic (3D) tori would be the topologies of choice. However, for different practical reasons, 2D and 3D tori with different number of nodes per dimension(More)
High-radix hierarchical networks are cost-effective topologies for large scale computers. In such networks, routers are organized in super nodes, with local and global interconnections. These networks, known as Dragonflies, outperform traditional topologies such as multi-trees or tori, in cost and scalability. However, depending on the traffic pattern,(More)
Many parallel computers use Tori interconnection networks. Machines from Cray, HP and IBM, among others, exploit these topologies. In order to maintain full network symmetry, 2D and 3D Tori must have the same number of nodes (k) per dimension resulting in square or cubic topologies. Nevertheless, for practical reasons, computer engineers have designed and(More)
To reduce the overhead of Software Transactional Memory (STM) there are many recent proposals to build hybrid systems that use architectural support either to accelerate parts of a particular STM algorithm (Ha-TM), or to form a hybrid system allowing hardware-transactions and software-transactions to inter-operate in the same address space (Hy-TM). In this(More)