CPSC 681 Graduate Seminar, Fall 1999

Monday, September 20, 1999
4:10-5:25 pm
Room 124, H. R. Bright Building

A Flexible Router for Interconnection Networks

Dr. Jose G. Delgado-Frias

Jose G. Delgado-Frias received a BS degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, an MS degree from the National Institute for Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics, Mexico and a Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University, all in electrical engineering. He is with the Electrical Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Binghamton where he is an associate professor. He has held academic positions at the University of Oxford, England (as a post-doctoral research fellow) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (as an assistant professor). His research interests include parallel computer architecture, interconnection networks, VLSI design, computer organization, and optimization using genetic algorithms. He has co-authored over eighty technical papers and co-edited three books. He has been granted eleven US patents. In 1994, he received the State University of New York System Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

A critical component in the new class of computing and communication systems that facilitate interconnects and adaptability is the router which receives, forwards, and delivers messages. Given the reconfiguring requirements, many routing algorithms and network topologies need be supported. A flexible router is needed for these applications. A highly flexible router that uses a pipelined architecture/organization will be presented. This presentation will include a description of an associative scheme for implementing routing algorithms that are required to determine the path a particular message should follow. A flow control scheme called self-compacting buffer will be presented as well. VLSI implementations of these schemes will be described.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the seminars in this series.