3-D optical memories for high performance computing

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The design of high performance computers such as array processors has reached a critical stage. These machines areincreasingly using parallel processing methods to achieve higher performance. They require low cost memory systems withmuch higher capacities and bandwidths than available today while retaining small volume, weight, and power consumptioncharacteristics. Massively interconnected optical computers will require even higher performance memory systems. Thispaper reviews various 3-D memory concepts that are proposed to meet these demands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-119
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - May 22 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventSpatial Light Modulators and Applications III 1989 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 7 1989Aug 11 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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