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Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 16, Issue 5, pp 393–409 | Cite as

Fault-tolerant tree-based multicasting in mesh multicomputers

  • Wu Jie 
  • Chen Xiao 
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Abstract

We propose a fault-tolerant tree-based multicast algorithm for 2-dimensional (2-D) meshes based on the concept of the extended safety level which is a vector associated with each node to capture fault information in the neighborhood. In this approach each destination is reached through a minimum number of hops. In order to minimize the total number of traffic steps, three heuristic strategies are proposed. This approach can be easily implemented by pipelined circuit switching (PCS). A simulation study is conducted to measure the total number of traffic steps under different strategies. Our approach is the first attempt to address the fault-tolerant tree-based multicast problem in 2-D meshes based on limited global information with a simple model and succinct information.

Keywords

fault tolerance faulty block mesh minimal routing multicast pipelined circuit switching (PCS) safety level 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentSouthwest Texas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA

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