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Optical Interconnects for Servers
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, 1101 Kitchawan Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, U.S.A.
1IBM Research, Tokyo Research Laboratory, 1623-14 Shimotsuruma, Yamato, Kanagawa 242-8502, Japan
(Received January 17, 2008; accepted April 23, 2008; published online August 22, 2008)
This paper looks briefly at server trends from an input–output (I/O) perspective. Based on these trends it is envisioned that high speed parallel optical interconnects attached directly next to the data source IC will be required within one to two generations. Examples of two projects, one fiber based and one polymer waveguide based, that move the field closer to that vision are described.
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