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Optoelectronic buses for high-performance computing

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10 Author(s)
Chiarulli, D.M. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Pittsburgh Univ., PA, USA ; Levitan, S.P. ; Melhem, R.G. ; Bidnurkar, M.
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Modern computer buses are typically organized by the three functions of data transfer, addressing, and arbitration/control. In this paper we present a fiber-based bus design which provides optical solutions for each of these functions. The design includes an all-optical addressing system, based on coincident pulse addressing, which eliminates the latency contribution and bandwidth limitation associated with electronic address decoding. The control system uses time-of-flight relationships between a priority chain and a feedback waveguide to implement fully distributed asynchronous and self-timed bus arbitration

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 11 )