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Wavelength division multiple access channel hypercube processor interconnection

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1 Author(s)
Dowd, P.W. ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA

A hypercube-based structure in which optical multiple access channels span the dimensional axes is introduced. This severely reduces the required degree, since only one I/O port is required per dimension. However, good performance is maintained through the high-capacity characteristics of optical communication. The reduction in degree is shown to have significant system complexity implications. Four star-coupled configurations are studied as the basis for the optical multiple access channels, three of which exhibit the optical self-routing characteristic. A performance analysis shows that through the integration of agile sources or receivers, and wavelength division multiple access, systems can be developed with significant increases in performance yet at a reduction in communication subsystem complexity

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Computers, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 10 )