PERFORMANCE OF HIERARCHICALLY FLEXIBLE ADAPTIVE COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE APPLIED TO SORTING PROBLEMS
AuthorFerng, Ming-Jehn, 1958-
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIn this thesis existing models of adaptive computer architecture were modified to adapt actual sorting problems to "divide 'n' conquer" (DQ) coordinator type configuration in which the children processors were expanded from three to four. Two hire/fire strategies, one using packets waiting in queue and the other using the average turn around time, were applied to maintain the hierarchical tree structure. More than 1200 simulation runs were analyzed and compared, finding that the first strategy was best at fast packet arrival rate and the second strategy was best at slow packets arrival rate. Comparing the hire/fire signal generation policies, the "fc-root" was best and the "root-fp" was worst. While comparing the effect of variable weighting factors in processors, using smaller weighting factor in either "partitioner" for the first strategy or "f-computer" for the second strategy may improve the system performance. (Abstract shortened with permission of author.)
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering