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WDM requirements for high-performance testbeds
Author(s): Louis S. Lome; John Michael Morookian; Steve Monacos; Larry A. Bergman
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes several high performance computing testbeds being developed for Ballistic Missile Defense Organization applications that are based on high speed wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) fiber optic packet network technology. By combining high speed (> 100 Gb/s per channel), low latency (< 1 us), and scalability, these WDM networks offer the possibility of creating very closely coupled meta-supercomputers for real-time theater defense applications. The testbeds consist of: (1) coarse grain architecture consisting of a few large massively parallel processor supercomputers connected by striped WDM trunks, (2) fine grain architecture consisting of clusters of workstations connected by a fast WDM packet network, and (3) a hybrid satellite/WDM fiber network for global grid. These all-optic networks are expected to enable a number of distributed teraflop applications, such as real- time image fusion, real-time radar signature analysis and modeling, very large scale simulation, and realistic synthetic scene generation. This paper describes these testbeds in more detail and their specific WDM component requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2690, Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components, (1 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238904
Show Author Affiliations
Louis S. Lome, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (United States)
John Michael Morookian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steve Monacos, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Larry A. Bergman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2690:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing Components
Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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