*Self-restructuring Mesh-connected Processor Arrays through Spares on Moved Diagonals, Direct Replacement and Built-in Circuits*

**DOI:**10.54647/computer520386 67 Downloads 966 Views

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**Abstract**

We present a self-reconfiguring scheme for N × N mesh-connected processor arrays (PAs) with N spares where faulty PEs are directly replaced by spare PEs functionally located on the diagonals which may be moved. This replacement is formalized as a matching problem in graph theory. Then, the necessary and sufficient condition that all the faulty PEs in a PA are replaced (repaired) at the same time is given. Using the condition, a restructuring algorithm is given. By computer simulation, it is shown that the survival rates and the probabilities of the arrays increase so much, comparing with those of the existing network structures with the same number of spare PEs. The scheme is realized by digital circuits which can be built in a PA. The scheme may be useful in enhancing especially the run-time reliability and availability of PAs in mission critical applications where first self-reconfiguration is required without an external host computer and manual maintenance operations.

**Keywords**

fault-tolerance, mesh array, direct replacement, self-restructuring, built-in circuit

**Cite this paper**

Itsuo Takanami, Masaru Fukushi,
Self-restructuring Mesh-connected Processor Arrays through Spares on Moved Diagonals, Direct Replacement and Built-in Circuits
, *SCIREA Journal of Computer*.
Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2024 | PP. 91-117.
10.54647/computer520386

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