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The wormhole routing (WR) technique is replacing the hitherto popular storeand- forward routing in message passing multicomputers. This is because the latter has speed and node size constraints. The wormhole routing is, on the other hand, susceptible to deadlock. A few WR schemes suggested recently in the literature, concentrate on avoiding deadlock. This thesis presents a Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG) based WR technique. At low traffic levels the proposed method follows a minimal path. But the routing is adaptive at higher traffic levels. We prove that the algorithm is deadlock-free. This method is compared for its performance with a deterministic algorithm which is a de facto standard. We also compare its implementation costs with other adaptive routing algorithms and the relative merits and demerits are highlighted in the text.