28 September 2006 High capacity interconnection networks
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Proceedings Volume 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV; 63542F (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.691289
Event: Asia-Pacific Optical Communications, 2006, Gwangju, South Korea
Abstract
Optical interconnects are being considered for short link data networks as a solution enabling higher aggregate bit rates and lower power consumption. For short link length interconnects, as used in chip to chip interconnects, internal system backplanes and inter-system interconnects such as blade server backplanes, storage area networks and processing clusters, requirements are quite different to those for long distance telecommunications systems. Low power consumption, latency, and size become important criteria in addition to ultra high bandwidth. In order to achieve the projected ultra high capacity and low latency needs, we are considering optical switching fabrics. The optical switch, however, brings significant changes to the interconnect architecture in terms of how routing decisions are made and how contention resolution is managed. We discuss these issues and present our results for a multiwavelength optically switched interconnect.
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Madeleine Glick, Michael Dales, Tao Lin, E. T. Aw, Adrian Wonfor, Kevin A. Williams, Richard V. Penty, Ian H. White, "High capacity interconnection networks", Proc. SPIE 6354, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications IV, 63542F (28 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.691289; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.691289
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