New parallel processor system with optical interconnection specific for Monte Carlo analysis

Mitsumasa Koyanagi, Tamio Shimatani, Takuji Matsumoto, Kisho Yu, Y. Yoshida, Reiji Aibara

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Abstract

We have designed a parallel processor system with hundreds of processors specific for Monte-Carlo analysis. This system has the ring-bus architecture. The performance of several Gflops is expected in this system according to the computer simulation. However, it was revealed that the data transfer speed of the bus has to be increased more dramatically in order to further increase the performance. Then, we propose introducing the optical interconnection into the parallel processor system to increase the data transfer speed of the buses. The double ring- bus architecture is employed in this new parallel processor system with optical interconnection. The free-space optical interconnection and the optical waveguide are used for the optical ring-bus. It was confirmed in simulation that the optical data transfer operation and the memory store operation into FIFO in the optical ring-bus interface unit can be successfully performed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages186-191
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819417475
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventOptoelectronic Interconnects III - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1995 Feb 81995 Feb 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2400
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptoelectronic Interconnects III
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period95/2/895/2/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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