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Optical I/O is Here…

Have You Seen the

LIGHT?

Chip-to-chip communication is advancing at the speed of light.

Are you keeping up?

Major players from all over the technology map—AI, HPC, aerospace, data center, cloud, and telecom—are developing optical I/O (OIO) next-generation solutions to meet the growing bandwidth, power, and latency requirements of the most demanding applications. Discover how HPE, Intel, Lockheed, NVIDIA, Raytheon, and others are looking to in-package optical I/O to ramp up data movement, build composable architectures, and get that next million-X speed-up in AI.

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Cloud and Data Center

Major cloud and data center service providers are looking to optical I/O to deliver new innovations in system designs, such as disaggregated architectures that allow matching resources to workloads. Companies such as Intel, Google, and HPE see opportunities for multiple applications for their customers in terms of increased bandwidth, performance, and flexibility while reducing power consumption.

Disaggregated Architectures

Efficient Power Usage

High Bandwidth Memory

Optical I/O Chiplets Eliminate
Bottlenecks to Unleash Innovation

Ayar Labs is the first to deliver monolithic in-package optical I/O (OIO) chiplets, a new universal I/O solution that enables chips to communicate with each other from millimeter to kilometer-scale, at the power, latency, and bandwidth density of in-package interconnect. Several technology trends point to the arrival of OIO chiplets as a critical industry inflection point…

Intel + Ayar Labs  

Anil Rao, VP & GM Systems Architecture & Engineering, Intel: Pushing the envelope with optical I/O.

Artificial Intelligence

Optical I/O enables disaggregated architectures that decouple memory from processors and accelerators, allowing memory to be pooled with low latency and high performance. These new architectures provide flexible designs that can be shifted to meet the demands of ever-increasing AI workloads. NVIDIA believes optical I/O is a key technology on the path to its next million-X speedup in AI.

Machine Learning

Inference

Graph Analytics

Ayar Labs’ optical I/O unleashes the potential of next-generation AI compute architectures

Ayar Labs, the leader in chip-to-chip optical connectivity, is developing with NVIDIA groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure based on optical I/O technology to meet future demands of AI and high performance computing (HPC) workloads. 

Ayar Labs’ Optical I/O Enables Disaggregated Architectures for Cloud, AI, and HPC

Disaggregated architectures are shifting the paradigm of innovation by enabling resource composability for more efficient utilization in Cloud, AI, and high performance computing.

Aerospace

Aerospace giants like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin see optical I/O advancing multiple SWaP-constrained applications like digital beamforming, phased array radar, and disaggregated airborne systems. For example, aerospace designers can architect disaggregated systems—placing sensors on the wings and nose of a jet and employing lightweight, EMI-resistant optical interconnects to quickly move data to processing units in the center of the plane.

LIDAR

Phased-Array Radar

Battlespace Interconnectivity

Six Reasons the Aerospace Sector Needs Optical I/O Solutions

Tasked with maintaining a competitive footing worldwide, aerospace and defense organizations are increasingly exploring emerging technologies and architectural advances to address current challenges…

Unleashing Opportunities in the Aerospace Industry with Optical I/O

Unleashing Opportunities with Optical I/O for the Aerospace Industry

Companies developing the next generation of aerospace and defense solutions are pursuing a myriad of innovative ideas and technologies…

High Performance Computing

Ayar Labs’ in-package optical I/O delivers up to 1000x bandwidth density improvements at one-tenth the power compared to electrical I/O. Future generations of HPE Slingshot, a high-performance Ethernet fabric specifically designed for HPC and AI solutions, plan to include optical I/O to deliver unprecedented bandwidth and speed, at lower levels of power and latency, to meet customers‘ growing demands for scale and performance.

 

Composable Computing

Artificial Intelligence

High Bandwidth Memory

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Ayar Labs Announce Strategic Collaboration and Investment

Ayar Labs, the leader in chip-to-chip optical connectivity, is developing with NVIDIA groundbreaking artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure based on optical I/O technology to meet future demands of AI and high performance computing (HPC) workloads. 

HPE and Ayar Labs: Ushering in a New Era of Innovation with Silicon Photonics

Justin Hotard, EVP and General Manager of HPC and AI at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Ayar Labs share their perspectives on the strategic collaboration between the two companies to design future silicon photonics solutions for HPE Slingshot interconnect and advanced disaggregated servers.

Telecommunications

Optical I/O is also key for digital beamforming in telecom applications. Digital beamforming uses a large number of elements in antenna arrays to generate tightly directed beams for communication. OIO enables more elements in each antenna as well as more antennas in the same footprint to move a quadratic increase in data.

5G+

Increased Bandwidth

Beamforming

Five Key Factors Driving the
Need for Optical I/O in Telecommunications

Telecommunications has rapidly changed over the last 20 years, with no end in sight. The field has gone from point-to-point communication for connected homes and offices to people connected virtually anywhere…

Expanding Bandwidth and Flexibility for Telecommunications Using Optical I/O

As 5G networking transforms the telecommunications industry and next-generation 6G is close at hand, the need for increased bandwidth across wireless and wired infrastructure components has become obvious…

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