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Hierarchical Hexagon: A New Fault-Tolerant Interconnection Network for Parallel Systems


A new interconnection network topology called Hierarchical Hexagon HH(n) is proposed for massively parallel systems. The new network uses a hexagon as the primary building block and grows hierarchically. Our proposed network is shown to be superior to the star based and the hypercube networks, with respect to node degree, diameter, network cost, and fault tolerance. We thoroughly analyze different topological parameters of the proposed topology including fault tolerance routing and embedding Hamiltonian cycle.

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Computer Sciences, Information Technology