27 February 2013 Optical interconnect for large-scale systems
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Proceedings Volume 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII; 86300M (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002077
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2013, San Francisco, California, United States
This paper presents a switchless, optical interconnect module that serves as a node in a network of identical distribution modules for large-scale systems. Thousands to millions of hosts or endpoints may be interconnected by a network of such modules, avoiding the need for multi-level switches. Several common network topologies are reviewed and their scaling properties assessed. The concept of message-flow routing is discussed in conjunction with the unique properties enabled by the optical distribution module where it is shown how top-down software control (global routing tables, spanning-tree algorithms) may be avoided.
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William Dress, William Dress, } "Optical interconnect for large-scale systems", Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 86300M (27 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002077; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2002077

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