22 May 1998 WARRP II: an optoelectronic fully adaptive network router chip
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Proceedings Volume 3490, Optics in Computing '98; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308951
Event: Optics in Computing '98, 1998, Bruges, Belgium
The interconnection network is the communication backbone of a parallel processor system on which all remote data accesses occur and, thus, has a strong influence on the overall performance of the system. While the bandwidth delivered by conventional electronic-based networks has increased slowly in recent years, the bandwidth demanded by processors has increased at a much faster pace, soon causing the network to become a performance bottleneck. Optoelectronic-based networks can potentially provide much higher bandwidth capacity to mitigate this problem [1,2]. However, with the present growth rate of communication demand of distributed multiprocessor systems, even a high-bandwidth optoelectronic network (see Figure 1), could become oversaturated unless advanced routing techniques are incorporated in the interconnect architecture to efficiently utilize the bandwidth.
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Timothy Mark Pinkston, Timothy Mark Pinkston, Mongkol Raksapatcharawong, Mongkol Raksapatcharawong, Yungho Choi, Yungho Choi, } "WARRP II: an optoelectronic fully adaptive network router chip", Proc. SPIE 3490, Optics in Computing '98, (22 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308951; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.308951


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