The Network-on-Chip Quasi-optimal Topology Analysis Method
The synthesis of network-on-chip topologies, based on the evolutionary computations method is proposed. The optimality criteria of the network-on-chip topologies and a new class of quasi-optimal topologies are proposed. The requirements for quasi-optimal topologies are defined. The genetic algorithm GeNoC for the synthesis of quasi-optimal networks-on-chip topologies with the number of nodes up to 100 is developed. By using the mathematical methods of optimization the analysis of the obtained quasi-optimal topologies is performed. The importance coefficients correction method of the objective function in the synthesis of quasi-topologies is proposed; as a result, the difference in their performance compared to theoretically possible optimal topologies is reduced up to 1.8%.