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Nested rings: a simple scalable ring-based ROADM structure for neural application computing in mega datacenters

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Abstract

A simple scalable reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer was developed for neural application computing in mega datacenters (DCs). Operations are simplified significantly using a new routing algorithm, while maintaining the contention-free nature. It can accommodate 4096 ports for future DCs.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant: 61772328, 61461021) and Shanghai Municipal Education Commission (Grant: ZGCD16009).

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Correspondence to Zhijun Fang.

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Zhao, L., Fang, Z. Nested rings: a simple scalable ring-based ROADM structure for neural application computing in mega datacenters. Neural Comput & Applic 32, 11–21 (2020) doi:10.1007/s00521-018-3700-1

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Keywords

  • Networks
  • Architecture
  • Circuit-switched
  • Optical interconnects