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New research suggests graphene could enable highly efficient optical communication in chips for data centers and supercomputers.
Silicon chips with optical technology allow a new form of superfast data connection.
A plan to bounce signals off the ceilings inside data centers could solve a major performance bottleneck.
The processors are slower, but they use much less energy—a huge boon for those who run massive data centers.
Far-flung data centers could use otherwise unharvestable renewable energy for computation.