SuperNet: Multimode interconnect architecture for manycore chIPs

Haseeb Bokhari, Haris Javaid, Muhammad Shafique, Jörg Henkel, Sri Parameswaran

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Designers of the on-chIP interconnect for manycore chIPs are faced with the dilemma of meeting performance, power and reliability requirements for different operational scenarios. In this paper, we propose a multimode on-chIP interconnect called SuperNet. This interconnect can be configured to run in three different modes: energy efficient mode; performance mode; and, reliability mode. Our proposed interconnect is based on two parallel multi-vt optimized packet switched network-on-chIP (NoC) meshes. We describe the circuit design techniques and architectural modifications required to realize such a multimode interconnect. Our evaluation with diverse set of applications show that the energy efficient mode can save on average 40% NoC power, whereas the performance mode can improve the core IPC by up to 13% on selected high MPKI applications. The reliability mode provides protection against soft errors in the router's data path through byte oriented SECDED codes that can correct up to 8 bit errors and detect up to 16 bit errors in a 64 bit flit, whereas the router's control path is protected through DMR lock step execution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335201
StatePublished - Jul 24 2015
Event52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2015Jun 12 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings - Design Automation Conference
ISSN (Print)0738-100X


Other52nd ACM/EDAC/IEEE Design Automation Conference, DAC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • fault tolerance
  • multimode
  • Network-on-ChIP
  • performance
  • power optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation


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