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IBM Discovery May Lead To Exascale Supercomputers

December 1st, 2010 12:50 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

alphadogg writes “IBM researchers have made a breakthrough in using pulses of light to accelerate data transfer between chips, something they say could boost the performance of supercomputers by more than a thousand times. The new technology, called CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics, integrates electrical and optical modules on a single piece of silicon, allowing electrical signals created at the transistor level to be converted into pulses of light that allow chips to communicate at faster speeds, said Will Green, silicon photonics research scientist at IBM. The technology could lead to massive advances in the power of supercomputers, according to IBM.”

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