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Multilayer Hex-Cells: A New Class of Hex-Cell Interconnection Networks for Massively Parallel Systems

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Scalability is an important issue in the design of interconnection networks for massively parallel systems. In this paper a scalable class of interconnection network of Hex-Cell for massively parallel systems is introduced. It is called Multilayer Hex-Cell (MLH). A node addressing scheme and routing algorithm are also presented and discussed. An interesting feature of the proposed MLH is that it maintains a constant network degree regardless of the increase in the network size degree which facilitates modularity in building blocks of scalable systems. The new addressing node scheme makes the proposed routing algorithm simple and efficient in terms of that it needs a minimum number of calculations to reach the destination node. Moreover, the diameter of the proposed MLH is less than Hex-Cell network.

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M. Qatawneh, "Multilayer Hex-Cells: A New Class of Hex-Cell Interconnection Networks for Massively Parallel Systems," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2011, pp. 704-708. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2011.411086.

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