Programmable opto-electronic multiprocessor systems

Fouad Kiamilev, Sadik Esener, Volkan H. Ozguz, Sing H. Lee

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Programmable Opto-electronic Multiprocessor systems (POEMs) are reviewed in terms of their architecture and system implementation considerations. We compare POEMs with VLSI computers based on scalability, performance and technological feasibility. Our results show that for parallel computers requiring a large number of globally con-nected simple processing elements POEM systems out perform their VLSI counterparts. We also report on the implementation of the POEM prototype currently in progress at UCSD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102570C
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventDigital Optical Computing: A Critical Review 1990 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1990Jan 16 1990

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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