An efficient highly adaptive and deadlock-free routing algorithm for 3D network-on-chip

Lian Zengy, Tieyuan Pan, Xin Jiang, Takahiro Watanabe

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As the semiconductor technology continues to develop, hundreds of cores will be deployed on a single die in the future Chip-Multiprocessors (CMPs) design. Three-Dimensional Network-on-Chips (3D NoCs) has become an attractive solution which can provide impressive high performance. An efficient and deadlock-free routing algorithm is a critical to achieve the high performance of network-on-chip. Traditional methods based on deterministic and turn model are deadlock-free, but they are unable to distribute the traffic loads over the network. In this paper, we propose an efficient, adaptive and deadlock-free algorithm (EAR) based on a novel routing selection strategy in 3D NoC, which can distribute the traffic loads not only in intra-layers but also in inter-layers according to congestion information and path diversity. Simulation results show that the proposed method achieves the significant performance improvement compared with others.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1334-1344
Number of pages11
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • 3D network-on-chip
  • Adaptive routing
  • Congestion-balance
  • Deadlock-free
  • Path diversity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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