Nanophotonic Chips

by Larry Emmott on December 4, 2010

in Hardware

The future is coming and…WOW

Today IBM lifted the veil on its CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics (CISN) technology at Semicon Japan, saying its next-gen silicon chips that communicate via pulses of light, rather than electrical signals, will be commercially available starting next year.

…CISN promises to unlock exascale computing power, removing the roadblocks between today’s chip technology and processors that are 1,000 times faster than today’s petascale computers.

How does one create a chip that executes one million trillion operations per second? Switch from copper to light.

via IBM Unveils Nanophotonic Chips that Could Lead the Exascale Computing Revolution | Popular Science.

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