Date Added: Jan 2011
Hierarchical interconnection networks provide high performance at low cost by exploring the locality that exists in the communication patterns of massively parallel computers. A Symmetric Tori connected Torus Network (STTN) is a 2D-torus network of multiple basic modules, in which the basic modules are 2D-torus networks that are hierarchically interconnected for higher-level networks. The authors also fold the STTN to minimize the length of the longest wire of STTN. The folded network is called Folded Tori connected Torus Network (FTTN). In this paper, they present the architecture of the STTN and FTTN, addressing of node, routing of message, and evaluate the static network performance of STTN, FTTN, TTN, TESH, mesh, and torus networks.