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Power reduction of CMP communication networks via RF-interconnects

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Power reduction of CMP communication networks via RF-interconnects
As chip multiprocessors scale to a greater number of processing cores, on-chip interconnection networks will experience dramatic increases in both bandwidth demand and power dissipation. Fortunately, promising gains can be realized via integration of Radio Frequency Interconnect (RFI) through on-chip transmission lines with traditional interconnects implemented with RC wires. While prior work has considered the latency advantage of RF-I, we demonstrate three further advantages of RF-I: (1) RF-I bandwidth can be flexibly allocated to provide an adaptive NoC, (2) RFI can enable a dramatic power and area reduction by simplification of NoC topology, and (3) RF-I provides natural and efficient support for multicast. In this paper, we propose a novel interconnect design, exploiting dynamic RF-I bandwidth allocation to realize a reconfigurable network-on-chip architecture. We find that our adaptive RF-I architecture on top of a mesh with 4B links can even outperform the baseline with 16...
M.-C. Frank Chang, Jason Cong, Adam Kaplan, Chunyu
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where MICRO
Authors M.-C. Frank Chang, Jason Cong, Adam Kaplan, Chunyue Liu, Mishali Naik, Jagannath Premkumar, Glenn Reinman, Eran Socher, Sai-Wang Tam
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