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8 February 1988 A Hybrid Electro-Optic Switching System
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Proceedings Volume 0963, Optical Computing '88; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947900
Event: Optical Computing '88, 1988, Toulon, France
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This paper describes the architecture of a hybrid switching system for interconnection of high-performance processors. The switching system consists of two distinct switching planes, one an electronic crossbar and the second an all-optical crossbar. Data can be switched through any one of the planes. The electronic plane provides fast reconfiguration while the optical plane provides slower reconfiguration but higher bandwidth. Control of both planes is through a central electronic controller. Communication through the system can be performed using either message switching or circuit switching. The choice of the protocol can be made to minimize the overall transfer time.
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Christos J. Georgiou and Anujan Varma "A Hybrid Electro-Optic Switching System", Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947900
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