BUILDING MANY-CORE PROCESSOR-TO-DRAM NETWORKS WITH MONOLITHIC CMOS SILICON PHOTONICS
Author(s)Batten, Christopher; Joshi, Ajay J.; Orcutt, Jason Scott; Khilo, Anatol M.; Moss, Benjamin Roy; Holzwarth, Charles W.; Popovic, Milos; Li, Hanqing; Smith, Henry Ignatius; Hoyt, Judy L.; Kaertner, Franz X.; Ram, Rajeev J.; Stojanovic, Vladimir Marko; Asanovic, Krste; ... Show more Show less
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Silicon photonics is a promising technology for addressing memory bandwidth limitations in future many-core processors. This article first introduces a new monolithic silicon-photonic technology, which uses a standard bulk CMOS process to reduce costs and improve energy efficiency, and then explores the logical and physical implications of leveraging this technology in processor-to-memory networks.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Christopher Batten, Ajay Joshi, Jason Orcutt, Anatol Khilo, Benjamin Moss, Charles W. Holzwarth, Miloš A. Popović, Hanqing Li, Henry I. Smith, Judy L. Hoyt, Franz X. Kärtner, Rajeev J. Ram, Vladimir Stojanović, Krste Asanović, "Building Many-Core Processor-to-DRAM Networks with Monolithic CMOS Silicon Photonics," IEEE Micro, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 8-21, July/Aug. 2009, doi:10.1109/MM.2009.60 © 2009 IEEE
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