The wormhole adaptive recovery-based routing via pre-emption (WARRP) core optoelectronic chip, which integrates core deadlock-handling circuitry for a fully adaptive deadlock-free multiprocessor network router, is presented. This chip demonstrates primarily the integration of complex deadlock-recovery circuitry and free-space optoelectronic input–output on a monolithic GaAs-based chip. The design and implementation of the first-generation, bit-serial, torus-connected chip that uses 1400 transistors and six light-emitting diode–photodetector pairs is presented.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 1997
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 1997
Published: January 10, 1998
Timothy Mark Pinkston, Mongkol Raksapatcharawong, and Yungho Choi, "WARRP core: optoelectronic implementation of network-router deadlock-handling mechanisms," Appl. Opt. 37, 276-283 (1998)