Ayar Labs Blog
With new technology comes a slew of new terms and technical concepts. Whether you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve in the world of optical I/O or just getting started, Ayar Labs has compiled a list of 12 key terms and concepts.
What is the new North Star for high-performance computing? This was discussed at this year’s invite-only Salishan Conference on High-Speed Computing, where global leaders in HPC gathered as they have for the last 40+ years.
Earlier this month, I attended the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), which took place in San Diego, March 5-9, 2023. Ayar Labs has had a presence at OFC for many years, attending functions, sitting on panels, and participating in presentations and workshops.
There’s a lot of industry excitement around advances in optical interconnects – and also a lack of clarity. Terms are often mixed and dissimilar technologies lumped into the same bucket. This is nowhere more prevalent than with in-package optical I/O (OIO) and co-packaged optics modules (CPO).
Optical interconnect is used to generate, process, and manipulate light for faster data transmission, both between and within microelectronic chips. In a typical electro-optical transceiver, electronic data is converted into an optical signal and vice versa.
Advancements in AI applications led the 2022 headlines given the trends in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Deep Learning Recommender Models (DLRMs) and the latest advancements with ChatGPT. We look forward to what AI will bring in 2023. In all these use cases, data management is key to ensuring the AI models continue to advance.