Déjà Vu Switching for Multiplane NoCs

@article{Abousamra2012DjVS,
  title={D{\'e}j{\`a} Vu Switching for Multiplane NoCs},
  author={Ahmed Abousamra and Rami G. Melhem and Alex K. Jones},
  journal={2012 IEEE/ACM Sixth International Symposium on Networks-on-Chip},
  year={2012},
  pages={11-18}
}
In chip-multiprocessors (CMPs) the network-on-chip (NoC) carries cache coherence and data messages. These messages may be classified into critical and non-critical messages. Hence, instead of having one interconnect plane to serve all traffic, power can be saved if the NoC is split into two planes: a fast plane dedicated to the critical messages and a slower, more power-efficient plane dedicated only to the non-critical messages. This split, however, can be beneficial to save energy only if… CONTINUE READING
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