Optical sensing technology to enhance server bandwidth

In today's fast-growing data volume, small to a server to the entire data center, the data bandwidth demand has become stronger and stronger. For many years, "Big Blue" IBM not only focused on server products and provide total solutions, but also to optical sensing technology, IBM tried to light sensor and transmitter integrated on a silicon chip, the optical signal processing chip directly ways to enhance the data bandwidth servers and data centers.

Recently, IBM has made in the field of new breakthroughs. On the nanoscale photonic chip, IBM researchers photon technology to replace the transmission of electronic signals, parallel integrated circuits carry different optical components, replace 100 nm integrated circuit manufacturing process. The integration of IBM's 90nm chip nanophotonics technology, can speed up the data transfer speed servers, super computers, data centers and other infrastructure, will help alleviate hinder the efficiency of data congestion.

IBM's nanophotonics chip bandwidth of each channel to provide more than 25Gbps, and by WDM (Wave-Division Multiplexing) technology, the nano-photonic chips can create multiple channels in a single fiber. In addition, the high data rate and multiplexing capability of large data stream, optical communication technology can provide TB-class data expansion to cope with the amount of data coming years continues explosive growth.

Big Data IT administrators to bring many challenges, such as massive data growth, costs increase, increase in power consumption and other issues, as well as poor reliability, downtime, data loss and other risks; these phenomena constitute the "flood of data," which In today's large data center performance is particularly prominent. IBM breakthroughs in the field of nano-photonic chips made undoubtedly one good way to deal with the flood of data. Nanophotonic chip will directly receive and transmit optical signals, high-speed data transmission through fiber optics, while the cost is low.

In fact, as early as 2010, manufactured nano-photonic chips IBM's core problem has been resolved, they will be a variety of nanophotonic components and CMOS integrated circuits; today, the technology was not only a new breakthrough, single-chip optical communications transceivers It is also already be produced by a conventional semiconductor manufacturing provider.

Currently, businesses are entering the era of big data, IBM's nanophotonics technology undoubtedly for these enterprises to build a bridge for seamless connection between enterprise applications and large data provided technical support.

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