A novel low-waveguide-crossing floorplan for fat tree based optical networks-on-chip
Date of Issue2012
IEEE Optical Interconnects Conference (2012 : Santa Fe, US)
School of Computer Engineering
Optical network-on-chip (ONoC) can be used as the communication backbone for high performance chip multiprocessors (CMPs). Fat tree based ONoC shows high throughput, small delay and low power consumption. However, the traditional floorplan design of fat tree based ONoC has a large number of waveguide crossings because of the fat tree topology. In this paper, we present an optimized floorplan with the least number of waveguide crossings that has been reported. The average number of waveguide crossings per optical path in the optimized floorplan is 87% less than that in traditional floorplan for a 64-core CMP. We also find the optimal aspect ratio of cores to minimize the end-to-end delay. These work could help to ease the physical implementation of fat tree based ONoC for CMP.
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