|Authors||J. Duato, O. Lysne, R. Pang and T. M. Pinkston|
|Title||A Theory for Deadlock-Free Dynamic Network Reconfiguration|
|Afilliation||, Communication Systems|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems|
This paper develops theoretical support useful for determining deadlock properties of dynamic network reconfiguration techniques and serves as a basis for the development of design methodologies useful for deriving such techniques. It is applicable to interconnection networks typically used in multiprocessor servers, network-based computing clusters and distributed storage systems, and also has potential application to system-on-chip networks. This theory builds on basic principles established by previous theories while pioneering new concepts fundamental to the case of dynamic reconfiguration.