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Applied study of optical interconnection link in computer cluster
Author(s): Ge Zhou; Jindong Tian; Nan Zhang; Wencai Jing; Haifeng Li
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, some study results to apply fiber link to a computer cluster are presented. The research is based on a ring network topology for a cluster system, which is connected by gigabit/s virtual parallel optical fiber link (VPOFLink) and its driver is for Linux Operating System, the transmission protocol of VPOFLink is compliant with Ethernet standard. We have studied the effect of different types of motherboard on transmission rate of the VPOFLink, and have analyzed the influence of optical interconnection network topology and computer networks protocol on the performance of this optical interconnection computer cluster. The round-trip transmission bandwidth of the VPOFLink have been tested, and the factors that limit transmission bandwidth, such as modes of forwarding data packets in the optical interconnection ring networks, and the size of the link buffer etc., are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4225, Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications, (9 October 2000);
Show Author Affiliations
Ge Zhou, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jindong Tian, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Nan Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Wencai Jing, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Haifeng Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4225:
Optical Interconnects for Telecommunication and Data Communications
Xiaomin Ren; Suning Tang, Editor(s)

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