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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 1998
  • pp: 233–253

Optimal usage of available wiring resources in diffractive–reflective optoelectronic multichip modules

José L. Cruz-Rivera, D. Scott Wills, Thomas K. Gaylord, and Elias N. Glytsis  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 233-253 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000233


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Abstract

Advances in VLSI and optoelectronic multichip module technologies are enabling the construction of ultracompact massively parallel processing systems. The technological parameters that define the wirability and delay characteristics of these technologies have a significant impact on the system architecture. An analytical model is presented that allows the design space exploration of the interconnection networks associated with multinode chips packaged on a single multichip module substrate. Possible system designs are evaluated for a two-level interconnect with separate k-ary n-cube networks for interchip and intrachip communication. The impact of several architectural and technological parameters on the optimal network implementation (based on average no-load latency) is analyzed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(200.4650) Optics in computing : Optical interconnects
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: April 9, 1997
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 1997
Published: January 10, 1998

Citation
José L. Cruz-Rivera, D. Scott Wills, Thomas K. Gaylord, and Elias N. Glytsis, "Optimal usage of available wiring resources in diffractive–reflective optoelectronic multichip modules," Appl. Opt. 37, 233-253 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-2-233

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