NOVEL OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGIES FOR DIGITAL MULTI-PROCESSORS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 16986
Amount: $498,419.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Scs Telecom Inc.
107 Haven Ave, Port Washington, NY, 11050
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Abstract
IN THIS PROJECT, A NOVEL OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY FOR A DIGITAL MULTIPROCESSOR ENVIRONMENT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY PROMISES TO RELIEVE PROBLEMS EXISTING IN THE PRESENT ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL INTERCONNECT NETWORKS FOR THE SINGLE-INSTRUCTION-MULTIPLE-DATA (SIMD) COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. FOR AN INTERCONNECT AMONG ALL PROCESSING ELEMENTS (PES), THIS UNEXPLORED OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY PROMISES SEVERAL IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES OVER THE CONVENTIONAL RECTANGULAR ARRAY TOPOLOGY, SUCH AS THE USE OF SPACE-INVARIANT OPTICAL ELEMENTS, IDENTICAL INTERCONNECT LATENCY, AND NETWORK RECONFIGURABILITY. IN THIS PROJECT, A NOVEL OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY FOR A DIGITAL MULTIPROCESSOR ENVIRONMENT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED. THE OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY PROMISES TO RELIEVE PROBLEMS EXISTING IN THE PRESENT ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL INTERCONNECT NETWORKS FOR THE SINGLE-INSTRUCTION-MULTIPLE-DATA (SIMD) COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. FOR AN INTERCONNECT AMONG ALL PROCESSING ELEMENTS (PES), THIS UNEXPLORED OPTICAL INTERCONNECT TOPOLOGY PROMISES SEVERAL IMPORTANT ADVANTAGES OVER THE CONVENTIONAL RECTANGULAR ARRAY TOPOLOGY, SUCH AS THE USE OF SPACE-INVARIANT OPTICAL ELEMENTS, IDENTICAL INTERCONNECT LATENCY, AND NETWORK RECONFIGURABILITY.

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