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Journal of Optical Communications and Networking

  • Editor: Richard A. Linke
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2004
  • pp: 900–913

Optical-packet-switched interconnect for supercomputer applications [Invited]

Roe Hemenway, Richard Grzybowski, Cyriel Minkenberg, and Ronald Luijten  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 900-913 (2004)

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Feature Issue on Optical Interconnection Networks (OIN)

We describe a low-latency, high-throughput scalable optical interconnect switch for high-performance computer systems that features a broadcast-and-select architecture based on wavelength- and space-division multiplexing. Its electronic control architecture is optimized for low latency and high use. Our demonstration system will support 64 nodes with a line rate of 40 Gbit/s per node and operate on fixed-length packets with a duration of 51.2 ns using burst-mode receivers. We address the key system-level requirements and challenges for such applications.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.1810) Fiber optics and optical communications : Buffers, couplers, routers, switches, and multiplexers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optical Interconnection Networks

Original Manuscript: August 13, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2004
Published: November 24, 2004

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Optical Interconnection Networks (2004) Journal of Optical Networking

Roe Hemenway, Richard Grzybowski, Cyriel Minkenberg, and Ronald Luijten, "Optical-packet-switched interconnect for supercomputer applications [Invited]," J. Opt. Netw. 3, 900-913 (2004)

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