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"Ox" - Optical Crossbar Switch Designs For Parallel Processing
Author(s): Alfred Hartmann; Steve Redfield
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Paper Abstract

As an alternative to electronic networks, large-scale (1000x1000) optical crossbar switching networks for use in parallel processing supercomputers may employ freespace optical transmission and known communications protocols in either a beam spreading/masking model or in a beam steering model, with either single-or double-sided nodal arrangements. The particular form of optical crossbar network chosen determines to some extent the class of admissable communications protocols, which in turn affects such performance parameters as connection establishment latency and network throughput.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947895
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Alfred Hartmann, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (United States)
Steve Redfield, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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