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Architecture and performance of the stretch network
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Paper Abstract

We present the Stretch switch; a new class of self-routing multistage interconnection networks that provides a continuous performance-cost tradeoff between two of its degenerate forms: the Knockout switch and the Tandem banyan network. Stretch networks utilize simple destination tag routing and can be designed to achieve low delay and arbitrarily low blocking probabilities for random, permutation, and non-uniform traffic without using internal buffers in the switches. These qualities make them ideally suited for both fast packet (ATM) switching and multiprocessor architectures, and facilitate efficient VLSI and photonic implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2297, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II, (29 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187302
Show Author Affiliations
Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)
Fouad E. Kiamilev, Univ. of North Carolina/Charlotte (United States)
Sadik C. Esener, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2297:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories II
Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel, Editor(s)

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