Document Type: Original Research Paper


1 Science and research branch of Islamic Azad University

2 Department of Computer Engineering Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University Tehran, Iran

3 Computer engineeringdepartman,share qods branch,azad eslamic university


Effective and congestion-aware routing is vital to the performance of network-on-chip. The efficient routing algorithm undoubtedly relies on the considered selection strategy. If the routing function returns a number of more than one permissible output ports, a selection function is exploited to choose the best output port to reduce packets latency. In this paper, we introduce a new selection strategy that can be used in any adaptive routing algorithm. The intended selection function is named Modified-Neighbor-on-Path, the purpose of that is handling the condition of hesitation happening when the routing function provides a set of acceptable output ports. In fact, number of inquiries that each router has sent to its neighbors in determined past cycles is a new parameter that can be combined with number of free slots of adjacent nodes in the latest selection function named Neighbor-on-Path. Performance analysis is performed by using exact simulation tools under different traffic scenarios. Outcomes show how the proposed selection function applied to West-first and North-last routing algorithms outperforms in average delay up to 20 percent on maximum and an acceptable improvement in total energy consumption.


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