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A novel interconnection network using semiconductor optical amplifier gate switches for shared memory multiprocessors

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3 Author(s)
Maeno, Y. ; Opto-Electron. Res. Labs., NEC Corp., Kawasaki, Japan ; Suemura, Y. ; Henmi, H.

We propose a novel interconnection network using optical datalinking and switching technologies for shared memory multiprocessors. A splitter-combiner space division optical switch using semiconductor optical amplifier gates is a key element. The experimental results show that the scale of a single-stage optical switch with throughput of 10 Gbit/s per a port is extended up to 16×16. The results of numerical simulations show that the latency is less than 100 ns for the 16×16 interconnection network. These characteristics are remarkable in that electrical switches have never achieved such large throughput, high scaleability and small latency simultaneously. An interconnection network using optical switching technologies is a novel platform for high performance data communications in shared memory multiprocessors

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Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, 1996., Proceedings of the Third International Conference on

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27-29 Oct 1996