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Can optical interconnects lead to cheaper high-performance multiprocessors?
Author(s): Uzi Vishkin
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Paper Abstract

A new paradigm for an all-to-all optical interconnect is presented. It could be part of an interconnection fabric between parallel processing elements and the first level of the cache in a computer system. Parallel processing has traditionally aspired to improve performance of such systems. An optical interconnect raises a new possibility: obtain both improved performance and significant cost reduction with respect to standard serial computer system models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5595, Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV, (25 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.579309
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Uzi Vishkin, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5595:
Active and Passive Optical Components for WDM Communications IV
Achyut Kumar Dutta; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal; Niloy K. Dutta; Yasutake Ohishi, Editor(s)

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