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iDEAL: Inter-router Dual-Function Energy and Area-Efficient Links for Network-on-Chip (NoC) Architectures

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iDEAL: Inter-router Dual-Function Energy and Area-Efficient Links for Network-on-Chip (NoC) Architectures
Network-on-Chip (NoC) architectures have been adopted by a growing number of multi-core designs as a flexible and scalable solution to the increasing wire delay constraints in the deep sub-micron regime. However, the shrinking feature size limits the performance of NoCs due to power and area constraints. Research into the optimization of NoCs has shown that a reduction in the number of buffers in the NoC routers reduces the power and area overhead but degrades the network performance. In this paper, we propose iDEAL, a low-power area-efficient NoC architecture by reducing the number of buffers within the router. To overcome the performance degradation caused by the reduced buffer size, we propose to use adaptive dual-function links capable of data transmission as well as data storage when required. Simulation results for the proposed architecture show that reducing the router buffer size in half and using the adaptive dualfunction links achieves nearly 40% savings in buffer power, 30%...
Avinash Karanth Kodi, Ashwini Sarathy, Ahmed Louri
Added 12 Dec 2010
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where ISCA
Authors Avinash Karanth Kodi, Ashwini Sarathy, Ahmed Louri
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