RHiNET-2/SW: High-speed network switch implemented with parallel optical interconnection for parallel computing system

Shinji Nishimura, Tomohiro Kudoh, Hiroaki Nishi, Junji Yamamoto, Katsuyoshi Harasawa, Shuji Fukuda, Yasutaka Shikichi, Shigeto Akutsu

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Abstract

We developed the RHiNET-2/SW high-speed network switch for a high-throughput parallel computing system consisting of optically interconnected distributed personal computers (PCs). RHiNET-2/SW enables high-throughput network switching (64 Gbit/s) by means of a switching LSI and eight pairs of synchronized parallel optical interconnection modules. To confirm the reliability of RHiNET-2/SW, we measured its bit error rate (BER), which was less than 10-11 (estimated value: 10-20). Five RHiNET-2/SWs and sixteen PC nodes can perform parallel computing. This result demonstrates the feasibility of optical interconnection in a high-speed, flexible network in a parallel computing system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalElectronics and Communications in Japan, Part II: Electronics (English translation of Denshi Tsushin Gakkai Ronbunshi)
Volume85
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Network switch
  • Optical interconnection
  • Parallel computing system
  • Synchronized parallel data transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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