Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers
As benchmark programs for microprocessor architectures, Network-on-Chip (NoC) traffic patterns are essential tools for NoC performance assessments and architecture explorations. The fidelity of NoC traffic patterns has profound influence on NoC studies. For the first time, this paper presents a realistic traffic benchmark suite, called MCSL, and the methodology used to generate it. The publicly released MCSL benchmark suite includes a set of realistic traffic patterns for 8 real applications and covers popular NoC architectures.