Very Large Scale Optical Interconnect Systems for Different Types of Optical Interconnection Networks

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Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed 1,*

1. Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Menouf 32951, Menoufia University, EGYPT

* Corresponding author.


Received: 21 Jul. 2011 / Revised: 8 Oct. 2011 / Accepted: 23 Dec. 2011 / Published: 8 Apr. 2012

Index Terms

Bisection width, Node degree, Performance evolution, Optical interconnection network, Network parameters, Scalability


The need for scalable systems in market demands in terms of lower computing costs and protection of customer investment in computing: scaling up the system to quickly meet business growth is obviously a better way of protecting investment: hardware, software, and human resources. A scalable system should be incrementally expanded, delivering linear incremental performance with a near linear cost increase, and with minimal system redesign (size scalability), additionally, it should be able to use successive, faster processors with minimal additional costs and redesign (generation scalability). On the architecture side, the key design element is the interconnection network. The interconnection network must be able to increase in size using few building blocks and with minimum redesign, deliver a bandwidth that grows linearly with the increase in system size, maintain a low or (constant) latency, incur linear cost increase, and readily support the use of new faster processors. The major problem is the ever-increasing speed of the processors themselves and the growing performance gap between processor technology and interconnect technology. Increased central processing unit (CPU) speeds and effectiveness of memory latency-tolerating techniques.

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Ahmed Nabih Zaki Rashed, "Very Large Scale Optical Interconnect Systems For Different Types of Optical Interconnection Networks", International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS), vol.4, no.3, pp.62-76, 2012. DOI:10.5815/ijcnis.2012.03.08


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