David Kirkpatrick

March 26, 2008

Silicon photonics tech

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:35 am

From KurzweilAI.net:

Replacing Wire With Laser, Sun Tries to Speed Up Data
New York Times, Mar. 24, 2008Sun Microsystems is planning to announce that is has received a $44 million contract from the Pentagon to explore the high-risk idea of replacing the wires between computer chips with laser beams.The “silicon photonics” technology would eradicate the most daunting bottleneck facing today’s supercomputer designers: moving information rapidly to solve problems that require hundreds or thousands of processors.
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