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Communications latency hiding techniques for a reconfigurable optical interconnect: Benchmark studies

  • Ahmad Afsahi
  • Nikitas J. Dimopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1541)

Abstract

Communication overhead adversely affects the performance of multi-computers. In this work, we present evidence (through the analysis of several parallel benchmarks) that there exists communications locality, and that it is “structured”. We have used this in a number of heuristics that “predict” the target of subsequent communications. This technique, can be applied directly to reconfigurable interconnects (optical or conventional) to hide the communications latency by reconfiguring the interconnect concurrently to the computation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmad Afsahi
    • 1
  • Nikitas J. Dimopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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