A fiber optic hypermesh for SIMD/MIMD machines

  title={A fiber optic hypermesh for SIMD/MIMD machines},
  author={Ted Sztnabski},
A fiber optic multidimensional mesh-based network for SIMD and MIMD multiprocessors is proposed. For the basic building block, a novel distributed optical switch is proposed; The switch requires 50 % fewer lasers/receivers than previous WDM optical crossbars and uses a novel random-access scheme which supports prioritized traffic. To implement very large networks using lasers with limited tunability (or electronic crossbars of small degree) we propose arranging switches into a novel n… CONTINUE READING