Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network

Thomas S. Jones, Ahmed Louri

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Abstract

Hierarchical optical interconnection networks have the potential of solving the communication bottleneck that has evolved in parallel processing systems due to big increases in processor speeds. Hierarchical Optical Ring Interconnection Network (HORN) is one network architecture that was proposed to provide scalability to a larger number of processing nodes (PNs) with low latency and high bandwidth. In HORN PNs are arranged in rings and those rings are grouped together hierarchically in higher level rings. While collisions of data from multiple sources in hierarchical networks like HORN are reduced by separating nodes spatially and by wavelength, they can't be prevented completely and a media access (MAC) protocols must be used to that end. An in depth analysis of five collision-free, single hop protocols is performed in terms of average delay and system throughput. The protocols analyzed are: time division multiple access (TDMA), TDMA with arbitration, FatMAC, DMON, and token hierarchical optical ring network (THORN). The first four protocols are documented in the literature but the fifth, THORN, was developed expressly for HORN. While all the protocols support the scalability objectives of HORN, THORN is shown to have the lowest delay and a throughput comparable to the other four protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages304-311
Number of pages8
VolumePart F133941
ISBN (Electronic)0818686502
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998
Event1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Aug 10 1998Aug 14 1998

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Other1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period8/10/988/14/98

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Optical interconnects
Ring Network
Interconnection Networks
Optical Networks
Fiber optic networks
Network protocols
Time division multiple access
Scalability
Throughput
Multiple Access
Ring
Division
Parallel processing systems
Collision
Vertex of a graph
Processing
Network architecture
Arbitration
Hierarchical Networks
Network Architecture

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  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Jones, T. S., & Louri, A. (1998). Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network. In Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998 (Vol. Part F133941, pp. 304-311). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPP.1998.708500

Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network. / Jones, Thomas S.; Louri, Ahmed.

Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998. Vol. Part F133941 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1998. p. 304-311.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jones, TS & Louri, A 1998, Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network. in Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998. vol. Part F133941, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 304-311, 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998, Minneapolis, United States, 8/10/98. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPP.1998.708500
Jones TS, Louri A. Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network. In Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998. Vol. Part F133941. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 1998. p. 304-311 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPP.1998.708500
Jones, Thomas S. ; Louri, Ahmed. / Media access protocols for a scalable optical interconnection network. Proceedings - 1998 International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1998. Vol. Part F133941 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 1998. pp. 304-311
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