A Reliable and High Performance Communication Substrate for Parallel Computers
Other unique features of the Reliable Router include a full-featured diagnostic interface, a low-latency plesiochronous physical channel architecture, and simultaneous bidirectional signalling. Relevant references are listed in the Publications section.
The target clock frequency of the Reliable Router is 100 MHz. Unidirectional link bandwidth is expected to reach 3.2 Gbit/sec. The estimated die size is approximately 15mm x 16mm and the estimated transistor count is 600,000. The RR will be fabricated by MOSIS in a 1 micron, 3-metal-layer process. The planned tapeout date is January 31st 1995.