"OPTICS: U.S. project targets optical links for future supercomputers"
Seeking to boost strategically important supercomputing, the Energy Department has awarded a $20 million contract to an IBM-Corning research team to develop optically-switched interconnects for supercomputers. The 30-month contract for optical interconnect research was awarded Tuesday (Nov. 4) to the team of IBM Research (Yorktown, N.Y. and Zurich, Switzerland) and Corning's Science & Technology Division (Corning, N.Y.). The project to develop high-speed, optically switched interconnects for supercomputers combines IBM's electronic control circuity with Corning's all-optical switching technology.
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