OSDN – On-chip Software Defined Network


You must be mumbling to yourself, “Oh no, not another NoC article! The term NoC is used so loosely in the industry and everybody seem to be claiming they have one, so what more is there to say?” Fair enough, but please indulge me. Actually, there are some wannabe NoCs out there, but very few actually provide a full-fledged network. I submit, a real NoC should implement all the same key d... » read more

Reducing Bottlenecks


By Ann Steffora Mutschler For the first time ever, China recently earned fastest supercomputer bragging rights with its Tianhe-1A supercomputer, which can perform 2.57 quadrillion computing operations per second. The machine has been successfully used to survey mines, forecast weather and design high-end machinery. While it has caused concern, it is important to note that the Tianhe-1A use... » read more