An intra-chip free-space optical interconnect

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An intra-chip free-space optical interconnect
Continued device scaling enables microprocessors and other systems-on-chip (SoCs) to increase their performance, functionality, and hence, complexity. Simultaneously, relentless scaling, if uncompensated, degrades the performance and signal integrity of on-chip metal interconnects. These systems have therefore become increasingly communications-limited. The communications-centric nature of future high performance computing devices demands a fundamental change in intra- and inter-chip interconnect technologies. Optical interconnect is a promising long term solution. However, while significant progress in optical signaling has been made in recent years, applying conventional packetswitching interconnect architecture to optical networks require repeated E/O and O/E conversions that significantly diminish the advantages of optical signaling. In this paper, we propose to leverage a suite of newly-developed or emerging devices, circuits, and optics technologies to build a fully distribute...
Jing Xue, Alok Garg, Berkehan Ciftcioglu, Jianyun
Added 10 Jul 2010
Updated 10 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2010
Where ISCA
Authors Jing Xue, Alok Garg, Berkehan Ciftcioglu, Jianyun Hu, Shang Wang, Ioannis Savidis, Manish Jain, Rebecca Berman, Peng Liu, Michael C. Huang, Hui Wu, Eby G. Friedman, Gary Wicks, Duncan Moore
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