On high performance multicast algorithms for interconnection networks

Ahmed Al-Dubai*, Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, Imed Romdhani

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


Although multicast communication, in interconnection networks has been a major avenue for a lot of research works found in literature, there are several key issues that should still be improved in order to meet the increasing demand for service quality in such systems. Apparently, most of the related works handle multicast communication within limited operating conditions such as low traffic load, specific network sizes and limited destination nodes. However, this paper investigates the multicast communication under different scenarios. It presents a comparison study of some well known multicast algorithms proposed for wormhole switched interconnection networks. Unlike the previous studies, this paper considers the multicast latency at both network and node levels. Performance evaluation results show that our proposed algorithm can greatly improve the performance of multicast operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Computing and Communications - Second International Conference, HPCC 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540393684, 9783540393689
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2nd International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2006 - Munich, Germany
Duration: Sept 13 2006Sept 15 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4208 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications, HPCC 2006


  • Path-based multicast
  • Routing algorithms
  • Wormhole switched networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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