Intel turns to light beams to speed up supercomputers

In order to move data at a breakneck speed in supercomputers, Intel will start using light pulses to achieve the same. This predetermined move will yield potentially massive advances in high-performance computing. This technology will use optical cables than conventional copper wiring for linking computing and storage units. The faster data movement should improve system performance overall. For Intel, optical technology is also key in surpassing the milestone of exascale computing, in which supercomputer performance is more than 1 million trillion calculations per second. Intel wants to achieve the same by 2020 to 2022. Read More>>

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