IBM rocks with it’s new fiber optics chip-to-chip communication

Posted: March 24, 2010 in Computing, Technology
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“Gurus at IBM have figured out how to replace electrical signals that communicate via copper wires between computer chips with tiny silicon circuits that chat using pulses of light. The device is called a nanophotonic avalanche photodetector, and according to Dr. T.C. Chen, this kind of embedded optical interconnection makes the “prospect of building power-efficient computer systems with performance at the Exaflop level” something that could be seen in the not-so-distant future.” – Darren Murph, Engadget

WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Just imagine what this monster could do!! Information and data will be flying around like crazy 🙂 Let’s hope this not too distant future is soon!

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