The performance of the Cedar multistage switching network

  title={The performance of the Cedar multistage switching network},
  author={Josep Torrellas and Zheng Zhang},
While multistage switching networks for vector multiprocessors have been studied extensively, detailed evaluations of their performance are rare. Indeed, analytical models, simulations with pseudo-synthetic loads, studies focused on average-value parameters, and measurements of networks disconnected from the machine, all provide limited information. In this paper, instead, we present an in-depth empirical analysis of a multistage switching network in a realistic setting: we use hardware probes… CONTINUE READING