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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 27)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 56-66
Nevin Kırman , Cornell University
Meyrem Kırman , Cornell University
Alyssa B. Apsel , Cornell University
José F. Martínez , Cornell University
David H. Albonesi , Cornell University
Matthew A. Watkins , Cornell University
Rajeev K. Dokania , Cornell University
This work investigates the integration of CMOS-compatible optical technology to on-chip coherent buses for future CMPs. The analysis results in a hierarchical optoelectrical bus that exploits the advantages of optical technology while abiding by projected limitations. This bus achieves significant performance improvement for high-bandwidth applications relative to a state-of-the-art fully electrical bus.
optical technology, chip multiprocessor, on-chip interconnect, snoopy bus
Nevin Kırman, Meyrem Kırman, Alyssa B. Apsel, José F. Martínez, David H. Albonesi, Matthew A. Watkins, Rajeev K. Dokania, "On-Chip Optical Technology in Future Bus-Based Multicore Designs", IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. , pp. 56-66, January/February 2007, doi:10.1109/MM.2007.18
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