Reference: Byrd, G. T. & Delagi, B. A. Considerations for Multiprocessor Topologies. January, 1987.
Abstract: Choosing a multiprocessor interconnection topology may depend on high-level considerations, such as the intended application domain and the expected number of processors. It certainly depends on low-level implementation details, such as packaging and communication protocols. We first use rough measures of cost and performance to characterize several topologies. We then examine how implementation details can affect the realizable performance of a topology.
Notes: STAN-CS-87-1144 6 pages.