It’s Photons Over Electrons in Effort to Eke Out Better Chip Performance
The soaring computing demands of artificial intelligence are forcing chip makers to re-evaluate everything, from chip architecture to chip size to eke out better performance.
Now researchers at Intel and other companies are focusing on revamping one of the most basic of computing components, the tiny connections that help individual chips communicate with each other. Today, copper wiring facilitates these interconnects. Now companies are looking to leverage optical fiber.