Multiwave interconnection networks for MCM-based parallel processing

Shinichi Shionoya, Takafumi Aoki, Tatsuo Higuchi

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This paper presents multiwave interconnections - optical interconnections that employ wavelength components as multiplexable information carriers - for next-generation multiprocessor systems using MCM technology. A hypercube-based multiprocessor network called the multiwave hypercube (MWHC) is introduced, where multiwave interconnections provide highly-flexible dynamic communication channels. A performance analysis shows that the use of integrated multiwave optics enables the reduction of network complexity on a MCM substrate, while supporting low-latency message routing. In this paper, we also present the experimental fabrication of wavelength detectors for the proposed system, and discuss the physical limit on the number of wavelength components at the present state of technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEURO-PAR 1995 Parallel Processing - 1st International EURO-PAR Conference, Proceedings
EditorsSeif Haridi, Khayri Ali, Peter Magnusson
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540602477
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Event1st International EURO-PAR Conference on Parallel Processing, EURO-PAR 1995 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1995 Aug 291995 Aug 31

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International EURO-PAR Conference on Parallel Processing, EURO-PAR 1995


  • Interconnection networks
  • Messagepassing multiprocessors
  • Multichip module (MCM)
  • Optical interconnections
  • Parallel processing
  • Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM)


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