''Scalability of the Fusing-Restricted Reconfigurable Mesh''
J. Alberto Fernandez-Zepeda
Jerry L. Trahan
Proc. IASTED Int'l. Conf. Parallel and Distributed
Computing Systems, (Chicago, IL, Oct. 1996), pp. 467-471
Scalability is the ability of a smaller-sized instance
of a model to efficiently simulate a larger-sized instance.
The Fusing-Restricted R-Mesh (FR-Mesh) is a
restricted version of the reconfigurable mesh (R-Mesh).
We construct a scalability simulation of an FR-Mesh
in which the scalability factor (the overhead due to the
simulation) depends only on the simulating machine size
and not on the simulated machine size.
The R-Mesh is not known to admit such a scalability
factor without significantly reducing its computational power.
The small scalability factor holds importance for flexibility in
algorithm design and for running algorithms with various
input sizes on an available model of given size.