Design and analysis of energy-efficient hierarchical electro-photonic network-on-chip architectures
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Future applications running on chip multiprocessors (CMPs) with tens to hundreds of cores on a chip will require an efficient inter-core communication strategy to achieve high performance. With recent demonstrations of feasibility in fabricating photonic components for on-chip communication, researchers are now focusing on photonic communication based on-chip networks for future CMPs. Photonic interconnects offer several benefits over conventional electrical on-chip interconnects, such as (1) high-bandwidth support by making use of dense wavelength division multiplexing, (2) distance independent ...