1 June 2001 Design and analysis of a scalable optical interconnection network for a computer cluster
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Optical Engineering, 40(6), (2001). doi:10.1117/1.1371286
Abstract
This paper describes the dual-layer scalable optical interconnection network being developed at Tianjin University. The top layer of the network is a multiwavelength bidirectional optical bus, which has large bandwidth and low latency. The bus is made up of passive components. No wavelength-tunable devices are used. As a result, the bus has a low communication latency that is mainly determined by the optical fiber length. The sublayer of the network is a single-wavelength ring, which has low communication latency and high scalability. In each ring, a wavelength routing node is designed for data transmission between the ring and the optical bus. Each node computer is connected to the ring through an optical network interface card. The communication latency inside the ring is decreased by using synchronous pipelining transmission.
Wencai Jing, Ge Zhou, Yimo Zhang, Wei Liu, Jindong Tian, Xun Zhang, Haifeng Li, Nan Zhang, "Design and analysis of a scalable optical interconnection network for a computer cluster," Optical Engineering 40(6), (1 June 2001). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1371286
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Data transmission

Sensors

Optical interconnects

Optical networks

Computer networks

Field programmable gate arrays

Human-machine interfaces

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