HoneyWiN: Novel Honeycomb-Based Wireless NoC Architecture in Many-Core Era

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10824)


Although NoC-based systems with many cores are commercially available, their multi-hop nature has become a bottleneck on scaling performance and energy consumption parameters. Alternatively, hybrid wireless NoC provides a postern by exploiting single-hop express links for long-distance communications. Also, there is a common wisdom that grid-like mesh is the most stable topology in conventional designs. That is why almost all of the emerging architectures had been relying on this topology as well. In this paper, first we challenge the efficiency of the grid-like mesh in emerging systems. Then, we propose HoneyWiN, a hybrid reconfigurable wireless NoC architecture that relies on the honeycomb topology. The simulation results show that on average HoneyWiN saves 17% of energy consumption while increases the network throughput by 10% compared to its wireless mesh counterpart.


MCSoC Wireless NoC Honeycomb Mesh Energy efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shahid Bahonar University of KermanKermanIran
  2. 2.Vali-e-Asr UniversityRafsanjanIran
  3. 3.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  4. 4.Malardalen UniversityVasterasSweden

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