Quarc: a novel network-on-chip architecture

Mahmoud Moadeli, Wim Vanderbauwhede, Ali Shahrabi

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    10 Citations (Scopus)


    This paper introduces the Quarc NoC, a novel NoC architecture inspired by the Spidergon NoC. The Quarc scheme significantly outperforms the Spidergon NoC through balancing the traffic which is the result of the modifications applied to the topology and the routing elements.The proposed architecture is highly efficient in performing collective communication operations including broadcast and multicast. We present the topology, routing discipline and switch architecture for the Quarc NoC and demonstrate the performance with the results obtained from discrete event simulations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 08)
    ISBN (Print)9780769534343
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


    • quarc
    • NoC architecture
    • engineering


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