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Optical interconnect for large-scale systems
Author(s): William Dress
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8630, Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII, 86300M (27 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002077
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William Dress, Lightfleet Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8630:
Optoelectronic Interconnects XIII
Alexei L. Glebov; Ray T. Chen, Editor(s)

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