<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>8263</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Alzeidi,N.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Khonsari,A.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Ould-Khaoua,M.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Mackenzie,L.M.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2006</YEAR><TITLE>A New General Model for Virtual Channel Multiplexing in Interconnection Networks</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED>Accepted for NPC 2006, Tokyo, Japan</PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>LNCS, Springer</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Alzeidi:2006:8263</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Interconnection networks</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Virtual channels have been proposed to develop deadlock free routing algorithms and to overcome the performance degradation due to chains of blocked messages in wormhole switched networks used in contemporary multicomputers, clusters, and Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chip (MPSoc). Dealing with virtual channels has always been an important issue in developing analytical performance models for interconnection networks. Almost all previous models relayed on a method proposed by Dally to capture the effect of arranging the physical channel into many virtual channels. In this study, we investigate the accuracy of Dally’s method and propose an alternative approach to deal with virtual channels in analytical performance modelling. The new method is validated via simulation experiments and results reveal its accuracy under different traffic conditions.</ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>