Optical interconnect and memory technologies for next generation computing

Nikos Pleros, Stelios Pitris, Christos Vagionas, Pavlos Maniotis, Theoni Alexoudi, Amalia Miliou, George T. Kanellos

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Abstract

We demonstrate recent advances in the area of optical RAM-based cache memory technology and in the area of optical interconnect technologies for allowing the deployment of a disintegrated computational setting where off-chip optical cache modules can be connected to cache-light Chip Multiprocessors and DRAM modules. We report on recent experimental results obtained within the FP7 project RAMPLAS and we discuss the disintegration roadmap relying on optical PCB technologies and Si-integrated AWGR and transceiver chips pursued within the recently started project ICT-STREAMS. Finally, we demonstrate the application of optical memory setups in routing applications by proposing optical CAM memories towards the implementation of complete ultra-fast routing look-up tables directly in the optical domain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2016-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2016
Event18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016 - Trento, Italy
Duration: 10 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON 2016
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period10/07/1614/07/16

Keywords

  • disintegrated computing
  • optical cache memory
  • optical CAM
  • optical memory
  • RAM
  • semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA)
  • silicon photonics

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