Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems


OPTICS 2015

March 13th 2015, Grenoble France
(collocated with DATE 2015)

General Chairs

Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sébastien Le Beux, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

Program Chair

Mahdi Nikdast, Polytechnique Montréal

Speakers

Antonio La Porta, IBM, Zurich Research Laboratory
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1
Josè Flich, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
Yvain Thonnart, CEA, LETI, MINATEC
John Ferguson, Mentor Graphics Corp
Sebastien Cremer, STMicroelectronics
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara
Sandro Bartolini, Università di Siena
Yaoyao Ye, Huawei Technologies 
Fabiano Hessel, PUCRS

Final Program

08:30 Introduction to OPTICS workshop
Gabriela Nicolescu and Mahdi Nikdast

Morning Session on System Design, Architecture, Modelling, and Applications
Chair: Sébastien Le Beux

08:40 Scalable Optical Interconnects for Computing Systems and the Need for Electro-Optical Integration [slides]
Antonio La Porta, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory

09:15 Towards a Vertically Integrated Synthesis Flow for Predictable Design of Wavelength-Routed Optical NoCs [slides]
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara

09:35 Inter/Intra-Chip Optical Networks: Opportunities and Challenges [slides]
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

09:55 A Force-Directed Placement Algorithm for 3D Optical Networks-on-Chip [slides]
Anja von Beuningen, Technische Universität München

10:15 System-Level Design Space Exploration for SoCs Integrating Optical Networks on Chip [slides]
Fabiano Hessel, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul

10:35 Coffee break

11:00 Meet in the Middle: Leveraging Optical Interconnection Opportunities in Chip Multi Processors [slides]
Sandro Bartolini, Università di Siena

11:20 Electronic vs Photonic NoCs: Should They Compete or Collaborate? [slides]
Josè Flich, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

11:40 Bandwidth Requirements in Manycore Architectures: What Can 3D Bring? [slides]
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1

12:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session on Silicon Photonics Devices, Circuits, and Challenges
Chair: Jiang Xu

13:00 Building a Scalable Design Environment for Silicon Photonics through PDKs [slides]
John Ferguson, Mentor Graphics

13:35 Recent Development of Si-Photonics in 300mm Fab [slides]
Sebastien Cremer, STMicroelectronics

13:55 Silicon Photonics for Interposer [slides]
Yvain Thonnart, CEA, LETI, MINATEC

14:15 Thermal Management of Optical Interconnects [slides]
Yaoyao Ye, Huawei Technologies

14:35 Coffee break

15:00 Parametric Exploration of Vertical Tapered Coupler for 3D Optical Interconnection [slides]
Alberto Parini, University of Ferrara

15:20 The Last Mile? Remaining Challenges in Optical Interconnect [slides]
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology

15:30 Panel discussion
Moderator:
Ian O'Connor, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology
Panelists:
John Ferguson, Mentor Graphics
Davide Bertozzi, University of Ferrara
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1
Antonio La Porta, IBM, Zurich Research Laboratory
Gabriela Nicolescu, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

16:20 Concluding remarks
Sébastien Le Beux, Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology, Ecole Centrale de Lyon