2 February 1993 Requirements for optical interconnects in future computer systems
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This paper defines the important parameters in an on-module interconnect tradeoff analysis and shows how optics compares to electrical interconnects over the next decade. The analysis is based on latency, power consumption and circuit area, given that bandwidth-distance and electrical isolation requirements can be met by both electrical and optical interconnect in an on-module environment. As a result of the analysis, the paper provides a set of requirements that optics must meet when competing with electrical interconnects at the on-module interconnect level.
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James Pazaris, James Pazaris, David C. Davies, David C. Davies, } "Requirements for optical interconnects in future computer systems", Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983204; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.983204

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