OCP-IP recently announced that part one of the Network On Chip (NoC) Benchmarking specification has entered member review. Part one of the specification details requirements and features for application programs, synthetic micro-benchmarks, and abstract benchmark applications. It discusses ways to measure and benchmark reliability, fault tolerance, and testability of the on-chip communication fabric.
The specification was completed with the collaboration of a number of universities working on NoC research including: University of British Columbia, Carnegie Melon University, Royal Institute of Technology, Tampere University of Technology, and Washington State University and was supported by cooperation and participation of industry members from the OCP-IP NoC Benchmarking Working Group (NoC BWG). These companies include: GreenSocs, Nokia, Sonics, Synopsys, Texas Instruments, and Toshiba.
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