Data Transfer at Light Speed

The world of computing could change rapidly in coming years thanks to technology that replaces the metal wiring between components with faster, more efficient fiber-optic links. "All communications over long distance are driven by lasers, but one have never had it inside devices," says the speaker director of Intel's photonics lab in Santa Clara, CA. "The new integrated optical link makes that possible."

Provided by: MIT Topic: Data Centers Date Added: Aug 2010 Format: Podcast

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