|Authors||R. Casado, A. Bermúdez, A. Robles-Gomez, O. Lysne, T. Skeie, Å. G. Solheim and T. Sødring|
|Editors||M. K. Denko, L. T. Yang and Y. Zhang|
|Title||Network Reconfiguration in High-Performance Interconnection Networks|
|Afilliation||Communication Systems, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Book Title||Autonomic Computing and Networking|
High-performance interconnection networks like InfiniBand, ASI, Autonet andMyrinet have the property of link level flow control. As such alterating the routing function while the network is operational is a complex process, because the danger of packet deadlocks must be addressed. Over the last 5-6 years this problem has been addressed and solved by the research community. This chapter collects several proposals for updating a routing function in interconnection networks after the occurrence of a topological change. Both traditional and recent reconfiguration schemes are covered, and the selection includes both technology-dependant and generic techniques.