Supercomputers need tons of RAM — that’s a known fact. But a new team of researchers from MIT has debuted a supercomputing design that gets rid of most RAM in favor of NAND flash — with surprisingly good results.
IBM has announced a breakthrough in silicon photonics technology — a 100Gb/s fully integrated set of optical components that could be used to link multiple components in a server. Bit by bit, silicon photonics is becoming a reality.
IBM’s new silicon photonics technology integrates the waveguide technology on-package. It’s a significant step forward for the nascent industry and a necessary improvement for eventual exascale systems.