A hypercube-based optical interconnection network: A solution to the scalability requirements for massively parallel computers

Ahmed Louri, Hongki Sung

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Abstract

An important issue in the design of interconnection networks for massively parallel computers is scalability. Size-scalability refers to the property that the number of nodes in the network can be increased with negligible effect on the existing configuration and generation-scalability implies that the communication capabilities of a network should be large enough to support the evolution of processing elements through generations. The lack of size-scalability has limited the use of certain types of interconnection networks (e.g., hypercube) in the area of massively parallel computing. This paper presents a new optical interconnection network, called an Optical Multi-Mesh Hypercube (OMMH), which is both size- and generation-scalable while combining positive features of both the hypercube (small diameter, high connectivity, symmetry, simple routing, and fault tolerance) and the mesh (constant node degree and scalability) networks. Also presented is a three-dimensional optical implementation methodology of the OMMH network.

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.
Pages81-93
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)0818658320, 9780818658327
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
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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    Louri, A., & Sung, H. (1994). A hypercube-based optical interconnection network: A solution to the scalability requirements for massively parallel computers. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, MPPOI 1994 (pp. 81-93). [336636] (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.1994.336636