## Optical Interconnections and Parallel Processing: Trends at the InterfacePascal Berthome, Alfonso Ferreira Optical media are now widely used in the telecommunication networks, and the evolution of optical and optoelectronic technologies tends to show that their wide range of techniques could be successfully introduced in shorter-distance interconnection systems. This book bridges the existing gap between research in optical interconnects and research in high-performance computing and communication systems, of which parallel processing is just an example. It also provides a more comprehensive understanding of the advantages and limitations of optics as applied to high-speed communications. Audience: The book will be a vital resource for researchers and graduate students of optical interconnects, computer architectures and high-performance computing and communication systems who wish to understand the trends in the newest technologies, models and communication issues in the field. |

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### Contents

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SMARTPIXEL TECHNOLOGY CURRENT | 19 |

Basic considerations | 26 |

Future Trends | 39 |

OPTICAL FREESPACE | 148 |

MASSIVELY PARALLEL COMPUTERS | 173 |

OPTICAL ARRAY LOGIC NETWORK | 195 |

EMBEDDING PROPERTIES | 235 |

Priority to Restricted Packets | 292 |

Priority to Inertial Packets | 301 |

Optimal SingleTarget Routing on the 2Dimensional Mesh | 304 |

Randomized SingleTarget Routing on Higher Dimensional Meshes | 317 |

Greedy Routing of Permutations Can be Hard | 329 |

Conclusions | 350 |

MODELS FOR OPTICALLY INTERCONNECTED NETWORKS Pascal Berthomé and Michel Syska | 355 |

Switching techniques | 357 |

Graph and HyperGraph Models for BusBased Optical Net | 241 |

Embeddings of Meshes | 251 |

TIME DIVISION MULTIPLEXED CONTROL | 258 |

BOUNDS AND ANALYSISTECHNIQUES FOR GREEDY HOTPOTATO ROUTING Assaf Schuster | 283 |

The Model Terminology Definitions and Preliminaries | 287 |

from graph to hypergraph models | 361 |

Collective communications | 375 |

Introducing optical communications in general models of parallelism | 385 |

Conclusion | 389 |

### Other editions - View all

Optical Interconnections and Parallel Processing Pascal Berthome,Alfonso Ferreira Limited preview - 1998 |

Optical Interconnections and Parallel Processing: Trends at the Interface Pascal Berthome,Alfonso Ferreira No preview available - 2010 |

Optical Interconnections and Parallel Processing: Trends at the Interface Pascal Berthome,Alfonso Ferreira No preview available - 2013 |

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a-bounded architecture ASIC backplane bandwidth bitonic sorter capacitance chip circuit circuit switched clock distribution column communication components deflected destination detectors devices driver efficiency electrical interconnects electronic embedding energy requirement Equation Figure free-space optical gates graph greedy greedy algorithm Heriot-Watt University hot-potato routing hypercube hypergraph IEEE implementation input Interconnection Length cm interconnection networks interface laser source latency levels of abstraction Lint logic massively parallel Massively Parallel Processing mesh multiplexing multiprocessor OAL-NC on-chip operation optical backplane optical channels Optical Computing optical interconnects optical networks optical power optical technology optimal optoelectronic output parallel computers Parallel Processing parallel termination path performance permutation photodiode pixel PLZT potential problem processing plane energy processors propagation delay reconfiguration restricted packets result routing algorithm signal smart-pixel technology speed stack-graph step subsystem superbuffer switching system energy target techniques Theorem throughput topologies transconductance transmission transmitter VCSEL vertex vertices VLSI voltage wavelength