Scalable Crossbar Network
Fault-tolerant multistage interconnection networks are able to meet the requirements of some important parameters such as reliability, throughput, and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, these networks can be a permanent solution for scalability problem. Fault tolerance feature in these networks is a solution for reducing the blocking problem. However, full and efficient resolution of the blocking problem cannot be achieved in these networks. Therefore, it is essential to design and develop scalable networks which are able to completely eliminate the blocking problem. Such networks are so-called non-blocking networks. In this regard, this chapter discusses the scalable crossbar network, which is a non-blocking interconnection network and makes use of small-scale crossbar switches by way of switching components.
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