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On-chip communication, including short, often-multicast, latency-critical coherence and synchronization messages, and long, unicast, throughput-sensitive data transfers, limits the power efficiency and performance scalability of many-core chip-multiprocessor systems. This article analyzes on-chip communication challenges and studies the characteristics of(More)
Recent advances in nanophotonic technology have made nano- photonic interconnect an attractive on-chip communication solution for emerging many-core systems. However, fabrication- induced process variation and run-time system thermal effects directly affect nanophotonic device operation, and introduce serious challenges, e.g., signal power loss and(More)
The nanophotonic network promises improved communications between cores in many-core systems. This paper discusses a novel modeling and simulation methodology. This infrastructure can compare performance, power consumption and reliability of nanophotonic network designs. Phenomenologically determined transfer-matrix device models are employed to(More)
Recent advances in silicon photonic device and fabrication technologies make silicon photonic interconnect a promising communication fabric to address the inter-core and inter-die interconnect challenges for future embedded many-core processors. Informed design decisions in silicon photonic interconnection require optimization of performance, power(More)
—Optical interconnection networks, as enabled by recent advances in silicon photonic device and fabrication technology, have the potential to address on-chip and off-chip communication bottlenecks in many-core systems. Although several designs have shown superior power efficiency and performance compared to electrical alternatives, these networks will not(More)
Microwaved scattered signals are of great importance, because of their various applications in many fields such as medicine, biology and other sciences. Microwave scattered signals are maps of the electrical property distributions in the body. The non-ionizing property of microwaves makes it a promising approach, thus permitting frequent examinations.(More)
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