Optics in Supercomputers

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Offrein, Bert Jan (IBM Research GmbH, Säumerstrasse 4, 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland)
Pepeljugoski, Petar (IBM Research Division, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 USA)

Intra-system interconnects bandwidth becomes a critical factor in performance scaling of supercomputers and server systems. The requirements, status and prospects of optical technology for the board and chip level will be reviewed.