Chips as mini Internets

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a new kind of computer chip known as Networks-on-Chip (NoC). Li-Shiuan Peh, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, and colleagues will be presenting a paper summarizing their research on NoCs in June at the Design Automation Conference. A typical computer chip today could have six or eight cores, or processing units, that communicate with each other over a single bundle of wires, which is known as a bus. With a bus, only one pair of cores are able to talk at a time, which could provide a serious limitation in chips with hundreds or thousands of cores. Peh and her colleagues want to make cores communicate the same way computers that are hooked up to the Internet do by bundling the information they transmit into "packets." Each core utilizes its own router, which would be capable of sending a packet down several paths, depending on the condition of the network. The team w

Chips as mini Internets

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Chips as mini Internets: Data-routing techniques that undergird Internet could increase efficiency of multicore chips

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