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Brian J. d'Auriol and Abdullah Abonamah, "A Holistic Classification to the Study of Optical Interconnection Networks", Proc. of the 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99), June 28 - July 1, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1999, H.R. Arabnia (Ed.), pp. 2457-2462 July. 1999.
A classification of the related areas of optical/opto\-electronic interconnection network research, electrical-based interconnection network research and computational models is presented. In particular, a holistic viewpoint of optical/opto\-electronic interconnection networks is adopted. This viewpoint provides significant insight into the important issues regarding optical/opto\-electronic interconnection network research, and more importantly, its role in supporting teraflop computing. In particular, relationships between these three areas are characterized. Two types of relationships have been considered: electrical-to-optical and computational-to-optical.
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