Optical/Photonic Interconnects for Computing Systems


OPTICS 2020

13th March 2020, Grenoble, France
In Conjunction with Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference

General Chairs

Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University
Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal

Program Chair

Yvain Thonnart, CEA LETI

Technical Program Committee

Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado Boulder
Ayse Coskun, Boston University
Nikos Hardavellas, Northwestern University
Olivier Sentieys, INRIA - University of Rennes 1
Tohru Ishihara, Kyoto University
Yaoyao Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
José Abellán, Universidad Católica de Murcia
Yoan Léger, CNRS – FOTON

Final Program

 

08:30 Introduction to OPTICS
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Morning Session
Chair: Yvain Thonnart, CEA LETI

08:40 [KEYNOTE] Silicon Photonics Design for New Computing Paradigms: Neuromorphic and Quantum Computing
Lukas Chrostowski, University of British Columbia

09:40 Moving Photonics Design Light-Years Ahead: Optimizing Photonic Components for Manufacturability with Inverse Design
Geoff Duggan, Lumerical

10:00 Coffee Break and Posters

10:30 Tolerating Errors in Nanophotonic Interconnects for a Better Energy Efficiency
Cédric Killian, INRIA Rennes

10:50 Automatic Topology Generation and Bandwidth Optimization for Wavelength-Routed Optical Networks-on-Chips
Ulf Schlichtmann, Technical University of Munich

11:10 Specification-Driven Photonics Circuit Design
Ruping Cao, Luceda

11:30 Machine Learning for Smart Silicon Photonic Spectrometers
Carlos Ramos, C2N

11:50 Poster Presentation I
Synthesis of Power-Efficient Multi-Level Optical Logic Circuits Using O-E Converters
Ryosuke Matsuo, Jun Shiomi, Tohru Ishiharay, Hidetoshi Onodera, Akihiko Shinyaz, Masaya Notomi
Kyoto University


Efficient Optical Power Delivery System for Hybrid Electronic-Photonic Manycore Processors
Shixi Chen, Jiang Xu, Xuanqi Chen, Zhifei Wang, Jun Feng, Jiaxu Zhang, Zhongyuan Tian, Xiao Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

12:00 Lunch Break and Posters


Afternoon Session
Chair: Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University

13:00 Neuromorphic Photonic Architectures
George Dabos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

13:20 An Optical Neural Network Architecture based on Light Speed Approximate Parallel Multipliers
Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University

13:40 Driving Photonic Implementation through Automation
Tom Daspit, Mentor Graphics

14:00 From Photonic Integration to Electronic-Photonic Heterogeneously-converging IC with Applications to Optical/Photonic Interconnects
Min Tan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

14:20 Poster Presentation II
Scalable Low-Power High-Performance Rack-Scale Optical Network
Jun Feng, Zhehui Wang, Zhifei Wang, Xuanqi Chen, Shixi Chen, Jiaxu Zhang, Jiang Xu
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

CAMON: Low-Cost Silicon Photonic Chiplet for Manycore Processors
Zhehui Wang, Zhifei Wang, Jiang Xu, Yi-Shing Chang, Jun Feng, Xuanqi Chen, Shixi Chen, Jiaxu Zhang
Intel and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

14:30 Coffee Break and Posters

15:00 CMOS Integrated Silicon Ring Modulators for Photonic Interconnects: the Future of HPC
Derek Van Orden, Ayar Labs

15:20 Optical Integration in Data Centers and High Performance Computers, Going Beyond Moore’s Law
Liron Gantz, Mellanox

15:40 Optical Circuit Switching and Control for Heterogeneous and Disaggregated Data Centres
Georgios Zervas, University College London

16:00 Silicon Photonics in Memory Hard Systems
Alan Mickelson, University of Colorado Boulder

16:20 Panel
Moderator: Gabriela Nicolescu, Polytechnique Montréal

17:30 Closing Remarks
Mahdi Nikdast, Colorado State University