On the semantics of multistage interconnection networks

  • Anna Gambin
  • Sławomir Lasota
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1175)


Multistage interconnection networks (MINs) have a number of applications in many areas, for example in communication networks or parallel computer systems. While several performance analyses have been done, as far as we know a formal description of the behaviour of such networks is lacking. In the paper we define Markov chains describing the behaviour of the buffered M1N with a butterfly interconnection structure and 2×2 switching elements. We study several models of packet flow, which appear in the literature and develop technical mathematical tools which allow us to compare them. We prove some equivalence results regarding the models.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Gambin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sławomir Lasota
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Fachbereich Informatik LS-2Dortmund UniversitätDortmund 50Germany
  2. 2.Instytut InformatykiUniwersytet WarszawskiWarszawaPoland

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