The evolution state of information processing optical facilities and supercomputer architecture trends are examined. The block diagram of supercomputer on the basis of new architectural principles of construction is considered. The requirements to the high-capacity associative memory and wide-format, wide-band buffer-switch for such a supercomputer are formulated. It is shown that optical processing principles are preferable for creation of such devices.
Vsevolod S. Burtsev,
"Optical principles of information processing in supercomputer architecture", Proc. SPIE 1621, Optical Memory and Neural Networks, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50445; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50445