Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing

Gilbert Hendry, Eric Robinson, Vitaliy Gleyzer, Johnnie Chan, Luca P. Carloni, Nadya Bliss, Keren Bergman

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Abstract

As advancements in CMOS technology trend toward ever increasing core counts in chip multiprocessors for high-performance embedded computing, the discrepancy between on- and off-chip communication bandwidth continues to widen due to the power and spatial constraints of electronic off-chip signaling. Silicon photonics-based communication offers many advantages over electronics for network-on-chip design, namely power consumption that is effectively agnostic to distance traveled at the chip- and board-scale, even across chip boundaries. In this work we develop a design for a photonic network-on-chip with integrated DRAM I/O interfaces and compare its performance to similar electronic solutions using a detailed network-on-chip simulation. When used in a circuit-switched network, silicon nanophotonic switches offer higher bandwidth density and low power transmission, adding up to over 10× better performance and 3-5× lower power over the baseline for projective transform, matrix multiply, and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), all key algorithms in embedded real-time signal and image processing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Nov 13 2010Nov 19 2010

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Other2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period11/13/1011/19/10

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Photonics
Data storage equipment
Networks (circuits)
Bandwidth
Nanophotonics
Silicon
Dynamic random access storage
Communication
Switching networks
Power transmission
Fast Fourier transforms
Signal processing
Image processing
Electric power utilization
Electronic equipment
Switches
Network-on-chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Hendry, G., Robinson, E., Gleyzer, V., Chan, J., Carloni, L. P., Bliss, N., & Bergman, K. (2010). Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing. In 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010 [5645460] https://doi.org/10.1109/SC.2010.13

Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing. / Hendry, Gilbert; Robinson, Eric; Gleyzer, Vitaliy; Chan, Johnnie; Carloni, Luca P.; Bliss, Nadya; Bergman, Keren.

2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010. 2010. 5645460.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Hendry, G, Robinson, E, Gleyzer, V, Chan, J, Carloni, LP, Bliss, N & Bergman, K 2010, Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing. in 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010., 5645460, 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010, New Orleans, LA, United States, 11/13/10. https://doi.org/10.1109/SC.2010.13
Hendry G, Robinson E, Gleyzer V, Chan J, Carloni LP, Bliss N et al. Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing. In 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010. 2010. 5645460 https://doi.org/10.1109/SC.2010.13
Hendry, Gilbert ; Robinson, Eric ; Gleyzer, Vitaliy ; Chan, Johnnie ; Carloni, Luca P. ; Bliss, Nadya ; Bergman, Keren. / Circuit-switched memory access in photonic interconnection networks for high-performance embedded computing. 2010 ACM/IEEE International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, SC 2010. 2010.
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