Optically augmented 3-D computer: Technology and architecture

Philippe J. Marchand, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Sadik Esener, Uzi Efron

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Abstract

In order to achieve high performance parallel computing in terms of bandwidth versus power consumption and volume, denser and faster means of implementing interconnections while minimizing power and crosstalk are required. Global interconnections can be implemented using free-space interconnect technology and can be coupled to the wafer to wafer connection system developed at Hughes Research laboratories to obtain an optoelectronic 3-D computer with increased throughputs for routing or sorting operations. To this end, the 3-D optoelectronic computing architecture needs to be designed for optimal performance, light transmitters and receivers need to be integrated with the 3-D VLSI wafer stacks to allow optical inputs and outputs, and free-space optical interconnect elements need to be assembled with the modified 3-D wafer stacks. In this paper, the underlying concepts of the technology and architecture of the optically augmented 3-D computer are evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages133-139
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0818658320, 9780818658327
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Apr 26 1994Apr 27 1994

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994

Conference

Conference1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period4/26/944/27/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Marchand, P. J., Krishnamoorthy, A. V., Esener, S., & Efron, U. (1994). Optically augmented 3-D computer: Technology and architecture. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994 (pp. 133-139). [336632] (Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MPPOI.1994.336632