Design and Analysis of Multiwave Interconnection Networks for MCM-Based Parallel Processing

Takafumi AOKI  Shinichi SHIONOYA  Tatsuo HIGUCHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E80-C   No.7   pp.935-940
Publication Date: 1997/07/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on New Concept Device and Novel Architecture LSIs)
Category: Novel Concept Devices
parallel processing,  interconnection networks,  message-passing multiprocessor systems,  multichip module (MCM),  optical interconnections,  

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This paper explores the potential of multiwave interconnectionsoptical interconnections that employ wavelength components as multiplexable information carriersfor constructing next-generation multiprocessor systems using MCM technology. A hypercube-based multiprocessor network called the multiwave hypercube (MWHC) is proposed, where multiwave interconnections provide highly-flexible dynamic communication channels among processing elements. A performance analysis shows that the use of multiwavelength optics makes possible the reduction of network complexity on an MCM substrate, while supporting low-latency message routing.