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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1996|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI'96 - Maui, HI, USA|
Duration: 27 Oct 1996 → 29 Oct 1996
|Conference||Proceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI'96|
|City||Maui, HI, USA|
|Period||27/10/96 → 29/10/96|