OCP-IP Network-on-Chip Benchmarking Workgroup
This article presents a summary of the work and infrastructure developed by the OCP-IP Network-on-Chip benchmarking workgroup. Network-on-chip (NoC) is an emerging paradigm for interconnecting resources in a complex integrated circuit. However, despite numerous published research efforts, no common NoC benchmarks are yet available. Unfortunately, this makes it very hard to compare NoCs in fair manner and to repeat experiments done by other researchers. To solve these problems, OCPIP has formed a workgroup having members from academia and industry.