Multiprocessor systems are being increasingly adopted and the system reliability is an important perspective for multiprocessor systems. The fault diagnosis has become crucial for achieving high reliability in multiprocessor systems. The precise fault diagnosis diagnoses all processors correctly. In the comparison-based model, it allows a processor to perform diagnosis by contrasting the responses from a pair of neighboring processors through sending the identical assignment. On the basis of comparison-based model, Sengupta and Dahbura ("On self-diagnosable multiprocessor systems: diagnosis by the comparison approach," IEEE Transaction on Computers, vol. 41, no. 11, pp. 1386-1396, 1992) put forward the MM model, any processor c diagnoses two processors c1 and c2 if c has direct communication links to them. Sengupta and Dahbura also designed an O(N5)-time precise fault diagnosis algorithm to diagnose faulty processors for general topologies by using the MM Model, where N is the cardinality of processor set in multiprocessor systems. Lately, Ye and Hsieh ("A scalable comparison-based diagnosis algorithm for hypercube-like net-works," IEEE Transaction on Reliability, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 789-799, 2013) devised an precise fault diagnosis algorithm to diagnose all faulty processors for hypercube-like networks by using the MM model with O(N(log2N)2) time complexity. On the basis of Hamiltonian cycle properties, we improve the aforementioned results by presenting an O(N)-time precise fault diagnosis algorithm to diagnose all faulty processors for hypercube-like networks by using the MM Model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Networks and Communications