Communication modeling of QoS-aware wormhole-routed NoCs

Mahmoud Moadeli, Wim Vanderbauwhede, Ali Shahrabi

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    Network on-Chips (NoC) have emerged as an attractive communication architecture to address the increasing demand for communication in performance-sensitive applications. Employing differentiated services is a widely used approach to support QoS (Quality of Service) by relatively prioritizing traffic in the networks employing connection-less communication mechanisms. In this paper we present an analytical evaluation of the average message latency for wormhole-routed interconnect architectures exploiting a traffic prioritization mechanism to achieve differentiated services-based QoS. To verify the validity of the model we apply the method to the Spidergon NoC and compare the model against the results obtained from a discrete-event simulator developed using OMNET++.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)409-423
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Interconnection Networks
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • communication architecture
    • Network on-Chips


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