X-Network: An Area-Efficient and High-Performance On-Chip Wormhole-Switching Network

@article{Wang2010XNetworkAA,
  title={X-Network: An Area-Efficient and High-Performance On-Chip Wormhole-Switching Network},
  author={Xiaofang Wang and Leeladhar Bandi},
  journal={2010 IEEE 12th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC)},
  year={2010},
  pages={362-368}
}
Packet-switching networks on chip (NoCs) have emerged as a promising paradigm for designing scalable communication infrastructures for future chip multiprocessors and complex Systems on Chip (SoCs). However, the quest for highperformance networks has led to very area-consuming and complicated routers with little return in performance. This paper presents X-Network, a low-area and high-performance wormhole-switching NoC that is built on a novel PE (Processing Element)-router organization. In X… CONTINUE READING