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Vishkin Awarded Patent for Innovative Optical Data Transport Method

Vishkin Awarded Patent for Innovative Optical Data Transport Method

Prof. Uzi Vishkin
Prof. Uzi Vishkin

Professor Uzi Vishkin has been awarded US Patent 7,505,822 for his invention, titled "Optical interconnect structure in a computer system and method of transporting data between processing elements and memory through the optical interconnect structure."

A multi-chip processor/memory arrangement replacing a large computer chip includes a number of modules, each including processing elements, registers, and/or memories interconnected by an optical interconnection fabric providing an all-to-all interconnection between the chips. The memory cells on each chip represent a portion of shared memory. The optical interconnect fabric is responsible for transporting data between the chips while processing elements on each chip dominate processing.

Each chip is manufactured in mass production so that the entire processor/memory arrangement is fabricated in an inexpensive and simplified technology process.

The communication of data along the optical communication channels is performed in a highly decentralized routing manner and is envisioned for Prof. Vishkin's XMT parallel architecture application.

For more information about Prof. Vishkin's invention, visit Prof. Vishkin's XMT website.

March 23, 2009


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