Institute for Computer Architecture
and Parallel Computing
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Project overview
The FiberLink project is based on a cooperation with the Institute of Technical Physics of the German Aerospace Center DLR. With the increasing speed of modern processors, the data flow in between single chips becomes more and more the bottleneck. We cannot expect a significant improvement by means of electrical transmission for the future. An optical transmission promises more potential for further development. In our project we realise an optical bus to connect the main memory with the processor cache.
 
Project status
The chip layout is finished, the chips are now geting tested and then bonded on microboards. The layout of the testboard is finished, a second revision including sockets for the microboards is currently in development. The DLR works on the laser diodes and their connection to the chip.
 
Project members
Dipl. Inform. Michael Klein
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Paul
Dr. Jochen M. PreiƟ