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Requirements for optical interconnects in future computer systems
Author(s): James Pazaris; David C. Davies
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Paper Abstract

This paper defines the important parameters in an on-module interconnect tradeoff analysis and shows how optics compares to electrical interconnects over the next decade. The analysis is based on latency, power consumption and circuit area, given that bandwidth-distance and electrical isolation requirements can be met by both electrical and optical interconnect in an on-module environment. As a result of the analysis, the paper provides a set of requirements that optics must meet when competing with electrical interconnects at the on-module interconnect level.

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Date Published: 2 February 1993
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Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983204
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James Pazaris, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)
David C. Davies, Digital Equipment Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1773:
Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; John A. Neff; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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