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Information Photonics
Charlotte, North Carolina United States
June 6, 2005
ISBN: 1-55752-789-X
Interconnects III (IThB)

Architectural Limits on Optical Highway Interconnected Parallel Processing

Gordon A. Russell, Andrew Nicholson, Keith J. Symington, and John F. Snowdon


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Optics are often suggested for interconnecting parallel processors. The minimum size of such a computer was found to be sixteen for a reducing sum and six for a fast Fourier transform due to architectural limits.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.2610) Optics in computing : Free-space digital optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects

G. A. Russell, A. Nicholson, K. J. Symington, and J. F. Snowdon, " Architectural Limits on Optical Highway Interconnected Parallel Processing," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper IThB4.

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