Issue No. 01 - January/February (2007 vol. 27)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MM.2007.18
Nevin Kırman , Cornell University
Meyrem Kırman , Cornell University
Rajeev K. Dokania , Cornell University
José F. Martínez , Cornell University
Alyssa B. Apsel , Cornell University
Matthew A. Watkins , Cornell University
David H. Albonesi , 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
N. Kırman et al., "On-Chip Optical Technology in Future Bus-Based Multicore Designs," in IEEE Micro, vol. 27, no. , pp. 56-66, 2007.