On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip

Michael Conrad Meyer, Akram Ben Ahmed, Yuki Tanaka, Abderazek Ben Abdallah

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Abstract

Optical Network-on-Chip is a solution to for power and throughput bottlenecks of current technology. The higher bandwidth is achieved by the light speed transmissions, and the power required to transmit data in the optical domain is much lower. This is a disruptive technology solution to problems arising from silicon-based computing. In this paper, we present a fault-Tolerant optical router (FTTDOR) with its electrical control module towards the design of a highly-reliable low-power three dimensional Networks-on-Chip (PHENIC). FTTDOR uses redundancy only in critical locations, to assure accuracy of the packet transmission even after a faulty ring resonator appears. The proposed optical router is decomposed non-blocking, with minimal ring resonators, and requires no resonators for straight travel (East to West, North to South, and Up to Down, as well as their inverses). Simulation results show that the network can maintain a 98% throughput after 3% faults, and 89% after 20 % faults. These results come with a reduction of micro-ring resonators to 65% of the amount present in a conventional crossbar router. Simulation of the electrical control module and router show that it has a total area of around 20,000 μm2 and consumes 3.8mW at 600MHz.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages821-826
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 12
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015 - Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Duration: 2015 Oct 92015 Oct 12

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015
CountryHong Kong
CityKowloon Tong
Period15/10/915/10/12

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Routers
Photonics
Resonators
Throughput
Light velocity
Fiber optic networks
Redundancy
Bandwidth
Silicon
Network-on-chip
Fault
Simulation
Module

Keywords

  • 3D-NoCs
  • Control Router
  • Fault-Tolerant
  • Hybrid
  • Optical Router

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Control and Systems Engineering

Cite this

Meyer, M. C., Ahmed, A. B., Tanaka, Y., & Abdallah, A. B. (2016). On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015 (pp. 821-826). [7379284] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2015.152

On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip. / Meyer, Michael Conrad; Ahmed, Akram Ben; Tanaka, Yuki; Abdallah, Abderazek Ben.

Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 821-826 7379284.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Meyer, MC, Ahmed, AB, Tanaka, Y & Abdallah, AB 2016, On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip. in Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015., 7379284, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 821-826, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, 15/10/9. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2015.152
Meyer MC, Ahmed AB, Tanaka Y, Abdallah AB. On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 821-826. 7379284 https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2015.152
Meyer, Michael Conrad ; Ahmed, Akram Ben ; Tanaka, Yuki ; Abdallah, Abderazek Ben. / On the Design of a Fault-Tolerant Photonic Network-on-Chip. Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 821-826
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