Linked VCSEL arrays point to parallel processing

A freespace optoelectronic system that can interconnect 64 processors has been built at the NEC Research Institute in Princeton, NJ. The system is based on a new computer architecture called the interconnectioncached network. Information is carried between multiprocessor boards using verticalcavity surfaceemitting laser arrays (VCSEL arrays) and passive optical channels (see photo). Within each board, data are routed by an electronic crossbar switch. Researchers say that the system could be impl

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