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Reliability and performance of hierarchical large-scale ring-based SCI shared-memory multiprocessors


1996 1996

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An extensive study for reliability and performance of hierarchical large-scale ring-based SCI shared-memory multiprocessors is presented in this dissertation. When calculating the two-processor reliability for hierarchies based on the basic, braided, and counter-rotating rings, the uniform structures tend to provide higher reliability than the non-uniform hierarchies. Reliability of hierarchical systems can be improved significantly when they are constructed from braided or counter-rotating rings. In order for hierarchical multiprocessors to perform well, it is necessary to balance the distribution of processors in the hierarchy, restrict the number of outstanding requests per processor, limit the speed of processors, and use applications with high degree of communication locality. The use of mirror and switch models is very effective and significantly improves the performance of hierarchical multiprocessors.

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Subject
Electrical engineering
Classification
0544: Electrical engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; shared memory
Title
Reliability and performance of hierarchical large-scale ring-based SCI shared-memory multiprocessors
Author
AL-Rousan, Mohammad A.
Number of pages
159
Publication year
1996
Degree date
1996
School code
0022
Source
DAI-B 57/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Archibald, James K.
University/institution
Brigham Young University
University location
United States -- Utah
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
9633466
ProQuest document ID
304302518
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304302518
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