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Gigabit Optical Interconnects For The Connection Machine
Author(s): Thomas A. Lane; Jerry A. Quam; Brewster O. Kahle; Edward C. Parish
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Paper Abstract

Optical interconnects have been designed and demonstrated in the Connection Machine. The objective was to reduce the size and power dissipation of optical interconnect transmitters and receivers such that optical fibers could be used inside the processor to replace cabling. The results demonstrated a 512:1 increase in interconnect density. This paper describes the architecture, design and physical characteristics of the Connection Machine optical interconnects and the results of the demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1178, Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment, (23 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963367
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas A. Lane, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
Jerry A. Quam, Honeywell Systems and Research Center (United States)
Brewster O. Kahle, Thinking Machines Corporation (United States)
Edward C. Parish, Thinking Machines Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1178:
Optical Interconnects in the Computer Environment
James Pazaris; Gerald R. Willenbring, Editor(s)

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