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

Yoshiharu Maeno, Yoshihiko Suemura, Naoya Henmi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages239-246
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI'96 - Maui, HI, USA
Duration: 27 Oct 199629 Oct 1996

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI'96
CityMaui, HI, USA
Period27/10/9629/10/96

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    Maeno, Y., Suemura, Y., & Henmi, N. (1996). Novel interconnection network using semiconductor optical amplifier gate switches for shared memory multiprocessors. 239-246. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1996 3rd International Conference on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI'96, Maui, HI, USA, .