Electro-Optic Computing Architectures: Volume II. Components and System Design and Analysis
Final rept. Jul 93-Jul 97
HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA
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The objective of the Electro-Optic Computing Architecture EOCA program was to develop multi-function electro-optic interfaces and optical interconnect units to enhance the performance of parallel processor systems and form the building blocks for future electro-optic computing architectures. Specifically, three multi-function interface modules were targeted for development - an Electro-Optic Interface EOI, an Optical Interconnection Unit OIU, and a Space-Time Compander STC. Electro-optic 3-D interconnection module stacks were assembled, allowing for system global communication and fast efficient data routing and sorting. The achieved goal of the system study, to identify and analyze all the architectural implications due to the addition of optical based free-space interconnects in locally connected processor arrays, is leading to new highly optimized 3-D electro-optic computer processing networks.
- Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices