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For Data Center Challenges, Silicon Photonics Solutions

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Data centers and high-performance computing need faster, less costly and more energy-efficient communication, attributes increasingly difficult to achieve with copper connections. Where distances hover around a kilometer or so, and cost must remain low, silicon photonics could be the answer for today’s data center bottlenecks.

HANK HOGAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR, hank.hogan@photonics.com

The opportunity for and challenge of silicon photonics lies in data centers and high-performance computing. An example was on display at an Optical Fiber Conference panel session held in Los Angeles last year. According to Yuval Bachar, at the time a hardware networking engineer at Facebook,...Read full article

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