• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 12, Pages: 1737-1748

Original Article

STH: A highly scalable and economical topology for massively parallel systems


Highly parallel systems are receiving significant attention to solve the large and complex problems. This has resulted in the emergence of many attractive interconnection network topologies. This paper introduces a new processor interconnection topology called STH (Scalable Twisted Hypercube) to counter the poor scalability of twisted hypercube. Its suitability for use as multiprocessor interconnection networks has also been explored. The various properties of the proposed topology have been analyzed and it has been compared with some other highly scalable topologies of interest on a number of interconnection networks evaluation parameters. With reduced diameter, better average distance, low traffic density, low cost, maximum number of links, high bisection width and tremendous scalability, STH is more suitable for Massively Parallel Systems. Procedures for routing and broadcasting on the proposed topology have also been discussed and a simple routing algorithm has been presented. The proposed interconnection network provides a great architectural support for parallel computing due to the concurrent existence of multiple LST(m) and TQn.
Keywords: Parallel Systems, Processor Topology, Scalability, LST, Routing. 


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