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Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 2D and 3D NoCs using Discrete Event Simulation

by Nejib Mediouni, Samir Ben Abid, Oussama Kallel, Salem Hasnaoui
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 137 - Number 12
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Nejib Mediouni, Samir Ben Abid, Oussama Kallel, Salem Hasnaoui

Nejib Mediouni, Samir Ben Abid, Oussama Kallel, Salem Hasnaoui . Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 2D and 3D NoCs using Discrete Event Simulation. International Journal of Computer Applications. 137, 12 ( March 2016), 1-7. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016908852

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author = { Nejib Mediouni, Samir Ben Abid, Oussama Kallel, Salem Hasnaoui },
title = { Modeling and Performance Evaluation of 2D and 3D NoCs using Discrete Event Simulation },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { March 2016 },
volume = { 137 },
number = { 12 },
month = { March },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 1-7 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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Network on Chips are a method of interconnecting Processing Elements, such as processors and communication controllers, through a high scalability interconnect architecture. Planning and implementing NoCs is a complex task, and simulating them at the RTL level is time consuming which has motivated the implementation of a big number of cycle accurate and behavioral simulators. In this paper, we join the effort of NoC simulation platform implementation and we introduce a high level NoC simulation platform that is based on Mathworks Simulink and the SimEvents discrete event simulation engine. We, then, model a 2D and a 3D mesh NoCs using this method and we evaluate their performances. The obtained results are, then, validated using the booksim2 cycle accurate NoC simulator.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


2D 3D NoC Latency Throughput