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Low-cost virtual parallel optical fiber PCI link
Author(s): Ge Zhou; Nan Zhang; Haifeng Li; Jindong Tian; Wei Liu; Wencai Jing; Xun Zhang; Yimo Zhang
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a low cost fiber-optic data link for the computing cluster. The link is a 32 bit-virtual- channel fiber-optic computer bus used only a pair of OE devices and fibers. The link is integrated with the popular PCI Bus interface in order to make the link hold the same bandwidth as that of the PCI Bus, and it can operate under managed by PCI Bus. Our research addresses how to match accessing bandwidth between computer bus and high-speed optical interconnections, and how to make low overhead and latency interfaces between optics and electronics, and integrates fiber optic link into computing system designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386791
Show Author Affiliations
Ge Zhou, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Nan Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Haifeng Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jindong Tian, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wei Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wencai Jing, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xun Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yimo Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4089:
Optics in Computing 2000
Roger A. Lessard; Tigran V. Galstian, Editor(s)

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