Gallery: IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy...


The supercomputers of the future will be capable of amazing feats such as modeling global climate scenarios, running molecular-level simulations of cells, and designing nanostructures. In order to for these “exascale computers” to operate, they will need to be able to run an enormous amount of data quickly while keeping power consumption under control. Scientists at IBM in conjunction with DARPA have created an ultra-high-speed prototype optical link that sets a new energy efficiency record. The researchers are set to describe their invention at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) being held in Anaheim, CA from March 17-21.

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1 Comment

  1. William Serrano September 23, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    can you re-flash and recycle the beam to keep a constant circuit or “live” affect

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