Architectural limits on optical-highway-based parallel computing

Gordon A. Russell, John F. Snowdon

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The high bandwidth available in optoelectronic interconnects is often suggested as making them suitable for use in high-performance computer systems, However, it will be shown that for problems where message sizes are small, the latency of an optoelectronic interprocessor interconnect will place a lower limit on the number of processors required to produce performance enhancement over a traditional electronic interconnect. © 2006 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6318-6325
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2006


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