System-level analysis of mesh-based hybrid optical-electronic network-on-chip

Yaoyao Ye, Xiaowen Wu, Jiang Xu, Mahdi Nikdast, Zhehui Wang, Xuan Wang, Zhe Wang
2013 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2013)  
Network-on-chip (NoC) can improve the performance, power efficiency, and scalability of multiprocessor systemon-chip (MPSoC). Optical NoCs, which are based on CMOScompatible optical waveguides and microresonators, have significant bandwidth and power advantages over metallic interconnects. We propose a low-cost mesh-based hybrid opticalelectronic NoC, HOME, with non-blocking 5x5, 4x4 and 3x3 optical switching fabrics. We systematically analyzed the key characteristics of HOME for a 64-core
more » ... in 45nm under different traffic conditions. Besides, we quantitatively analyzed the thermal effects in the 64-core HOME under temperature variations.
doi:10.1109/iscas.2013.6571846 dblp:conf/iscas/YeWXNWWW13 fatcat:rx4d72c775bc3iqirn7ip2mseu