Optically augmented 3-D computer: Technology and architecture

Philippe J. Marchand, Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Sadik C. 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
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 - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 26 Apr 199427 Apr 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
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period26/04/9427/04/94

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