Design and analysis of multicast communication for multidimensional mesh networks.

Al-Dubai, Ahmed, Ould-Khaoua, Mohamed and Romdhani, Imed (2007) Design and analysis of multicast communication for multidimensional mesh networks. In: Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4742 . Springer-Verlag, Niagara Falls, Canada, pp. 868-882. ISBN 978-3-540-74741-3

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This paper addresses the issue of multicast communication in
scalable interconnection networks, using path-based scheme. Most existing multicast algorithms either assume a fixed network size, low dimensional networks or only consider the latency at the network level. As a consequence, most of these algorithms implement multicast in a sequential manner and can not scale well with the network dimensions or the number of nodes involved. Furthermore, most of these algorithms handle multicast communication with
low throughput. In this paper, we propose a multicast algorithm for multidimensional interconnection networks, which is built upon our Qualified Groups QG multicast scheme for ensuring efficient communication irrespective
of the network sizes/dimensions or the number of the destination nodes. Unlike the existing works, this study considers the scalability and latency at both the network and node levels so as to achieve a high degree of parallelism. Our
results show that the proposed algorithm considerably improves the multicast message delivery ratio, throughput and scalability.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-540-74741-3
Additional Information: Paper presented at 5th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications (ISPA07) Naigara Falls, Canada, 29th -31st August 2007
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mesh Networks; path-based multicast; routing algorithms;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 620 Engineering > 621 Electronic & mechanical engineering > 621.3 Electrical & electronic engineering > 621.34 Electromagnetic engineering
Library of Congress Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Item ID: 3421
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 18:14
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2013 15:49

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