Networking

A Simplified Router Architecture for the Modified Fat Tree Network-on-Chip Topology

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Executive Summary

The architecture of the class of routers to implement the modified Fat Tree topology is shown. The router architecture is buffer-less with a simplified routing function. The routing function is obtained from a model that describes the Fat Tree topology and from where the equations governing the routing circuitry are derived. A parameterized router model is developed and coded in verilog. A modified Fat Tree network generator that uses the router model is also developed. The generator produces verilog files directly used in functional simulation.

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