A performance model of pipelined circuit switching in hypercubes

Geyong Min*, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua

*Corresponding author for this work

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Analytical models for wormhole routing in multicomputer networks have been widely reported in the literature. Although several recent studies have revealed that pipelined circuit switching (PCS) can provide superior performance characteristics over wormhole routing, there has been hardly any study that describes performance models for PCS. As a result, all existing studies have resorted to simulation when evaluating the performance merits of PCS. In an effort to fill this gap, this paper proposes the first analytical model for PCS in hypercube networks. The validity of the model is demonstrated by comparing analytical results with those obtained through simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalMicroprocessors and Microsystems
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 25 2001


  • Adaptive routing
  • Interconnection networks
  • Message latency
  • Multicomputers
  • Performance modelling
  • Virtual channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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