Design and analysis of multiwave interconnection networks for MCM-based parallel processing

Takafumi Aoki, Shinichi Shionoya, Tatsuo Higuchi

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This paper explores the potential of multiwave interconnections - optical interconnections that employ wave-length components as multiplexable information carriers - for constructing next-generation multiprocessor systems using MCM technology. A hypercube-based multiprocessor network called the multiwave hypercube (MWHC) is proposed, where multiwave interconnections provide highly-flexible dynamic communication channels among processing elements. A performance analysis shows that the use of multiwavelength optics makes possible the reduction of network complexity on an MCM substrate, while supporting low-latency message routing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)935-940
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1


  • Interconnection networks
  • Message-passing multiprocessor systems
  • Miiltichip module (mcm)
  • Optical interconnections
  • Parallel processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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