In conjunction with SC19
November 18th, 2019, Denver, USA
Hong Q. Hou
Vice President of Data Center Group
General Manager of Silicon Photonics Division
Computing systems, from HPC and data center to automobile, aircraft, and cellphone, are integrating growing numbers of processors, accelerators, memories, and peripherals to meet the burgeoning performance requirements of new applications under tight cost, energy, thermal, space, and weight constraints. Recent photonic advances promise great energy efficiency, ultra-high speed, and low latency to alleviate inter-rack/board/chip communication bottlenecks and innovate optical computing for post-Moore's Law information systems.
Silicon photonics technologies piggyback onto developed silicon fabrication processes to provide viable and cost-effective solutions. Many companies and institutes have been actively developing silicon photonics technologies for more than a decade. A large number of silicon photonics devices and circuits have been demonstrated in CMOS-compatible fabrication processes. Silicon photonics technologies open up new opportunities for applications, systems, architectures, design techniques, and design automation tools to fully explore new approaches and address the challenges of post-Moore's Law information systems. PHOTONICS (Photonics-Optics Technology Oriented Networking, Information, and Computing Systems) presents the latest progresses and provides insights into the challenges and future developments of this emerging area.