Scalable power-efficient kilo-core photonic-wireless NoC architectures

Avinash Kodi, Kyle Shifflet, Savas Kaya, Soumyasanta Laha, Ahmed Louri

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3 Scopus citations


As technology scales, hundreds and thousands of cores are being integrated on a single-chip. Since metallic interconnects may not scale effectively to support thousands of cores, architects have proposed emerging technologies such as photonics and wireless for intra-chip communication. While photonics technology is limited by the complexity and thermal effects, wireless technology for on-chip communication is limited by the available bandwidth. In this paper, we combine the benefits of both technologies into novel architecture that takes advantage of the communication benefits of both technologies while circumventing their limits. We discuss the scalability of the proposed architecture to kilo-core system using wireless technology. We evaluate the power consumption, throughput and latency for 256 and 1024 core architectures when compared to photonics-only, wireless-wired, wireless-photonics and wired-only architectures on synthetic traffic traces. Our simulation results indicate that the proposed architecture and design methodology can have significant impact on the overall network power and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 32nd International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781538643686
StatePublished - Aug 3 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2018 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: May 21 2018May 25 2018


Other32nd IEEE International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2018


  • Emerging technology
  • Network-on-chip
  • Performance analysis
  • Photonics
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems and Management

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