Connecting Chips with Light


Within 10 years, microchips will contain hundreds of processing “cores.” But the resulting performance gains will be much smaller if the cores are still connected with metal wires. “On-chip photonics” that let cores communicate with beams of light are currently the most promising alternative. Kate Greene, Technology Review Madeleine Glick, Intel Research Jeff Kash, IBM Research Ashok V. Krishnamoorthy, Sun Microsystems Vladimir Stojanovic, MIT

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May 8, 2017

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