Design of an optically-interconnected multiprocessor

R. D. Chamberlain, M. A. Franklin, R. R. Krchnavek, B. H. Baysal

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Abstract

This paper presents the design of an optically interconnected multiprocessor. The design is oriented to applications where the performance is bandwidth limited in conventional multiprocessors. The system utilizes board-level polymer waveguides to reduce manufacturing costs. The processor interconnection network, called Gemini, has a Banyan topology and is composed of dual optical and electronic networks. The optical data paths (circuit switched) are used for passing large data blocks and the matched electrical data paths (packet switched) are used for control of the optical interconnect and for short data messages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998
EditorsMarc Snir, Lennart Johnsson, Ray Kostuck, Eugen Schenfeld
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages114-122
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0818685727, 9780818685729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Event5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Jun 15 1998Jun 17 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings - 5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period6/15/986/17/98

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Chamberlain, R. D., Franklin, M. A., Krchnavek, R. R., & Baysal, B. H. (1998). Design of an optically-interconnected multiprocessor. In M. Snir, L. Johnsson, R. Kostuck, & E. Schenfeld (Eds.), Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998 (pp. 114-122). [682134] (Proceedings - 5th International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing, MPPOI 1998). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MPPOI.1998.682134