VI) Conclusion

This paper has reviewed and simulated several indirect topologies logical for MPP systems today. The systems reviewed an simulated included hypercube, de Bruijn graph (shuffle-exchange), multidimensional shuffle-exchange network (MDSXN), torus (mesh), star connected cycles (SCC) and an experimental topology star connected cycles (SCI). Tori topologies were also considered but not simulated due to a lack of time.
In retrospect I wish that I had devoted more time to producing and analyzing output from my simulator, but implementation took more time than anticipated and in the past few weeks of my last undergraduate semester time has been very scarce. After submitting this report as my final project for ECE412, Advanced Concepts in Computer Architecture, I will post this report and the simulator code on the web with the hope that it may be of use to someone who wishes to research along these lines.