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Multicast communication services, in which the same message is delivered from a source node to an arbitrary number of destination nodes, are being provided in new generation multicomputers. Broadcast is a special case of multicast in which a message is delivered to all nodes in the network. The nCUBE-2, a wormhole-routed hyper-cube multicomputer, provides(More)
In this paper, we introduce a new approach to deadlock-free routing in wormhole-routed networks called the message flow model. We first establish the necessary and sufficient condition for deadlock-free routing based on the analysis of the message flow on each channel. We then show how to use the model to prove that a given adaptive routing algorithm is(More)
We study the issues of adaptive multicast wormhole routing in 2D mesh multicomputers. Three adaptive multicast wormhole routing strategies are proposed and studied, which include minimal partial adap-tive, minimal fully adaptive and nonminimal multicast routing methods. All the algorithms are shown to be deadlock-free. These are the rst deadlock-free(More)
The success of e-commerce, messaging middleware, and other Internet-based applications depends in part on the ability of network servers to respond in a timely and reliable manner to simultaneous service requests. Multithreaded systems, due to their efficient use of system resources and the popularity of shared-memory multi-processor architectures, have(More)
In this paper, we study the use of multiple mobile charging vehicles to charge sensors in a large-scale wireless sensor network for a given monitoring period, where sensors can be charged by the vehicles with wireless power transfer. Since each sensor may experience multiple charges to avoid its energy expiration for the period, we first consider a charging(More)
In this paper, we propose a uniform adaptive routing strategy for wormhole-routed hypercube networks that accommodates both unicast and multicast communication. Based on a node labeling method, the resultant routing algorithms are shown to be deadlock-free without requiring virtual channels. The order in which the destinations are visited is important to(More)