With the current popularity of cluster computing systems, it is increasingly important to understand the capabilities and potential performance of various interconnection networks. In this paper, we propose an analytical model for studying the capabilities and potential performance of interconnection networks for multi-cluster systems. The model takes into account stochastic quantities as well as network heterogeneity in bandwidth and latency in each cluster. Also, blocking and non-blocking network architecture model is proposed and are used in performance analysis of the system. The model is validated by constructing a set of simulators to simulate different types of clusters, and by comparing the modeled results with the simulated ones.
Field of Research
080503 Networking and Communications
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences