Photonics-Optics Technology Oriented Networking, Information and Computing Systems

Rejuvenate Post-Moore's Law Information Systems with Photonics


October 21st, 2018, Fukuoka, Japan
In conjunction with IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture

Organized by

Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Yuichi Nakamura, NEC
Yi-Shing Chang, Silicon Photonics Division, Intel
Shu Namiki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Keynote Speakers

Yuichi Nakamura, NEC
Shu Namiki, AIST

Invited Speakers

Benoit Charbonnier, CEA Leti
David Neilson, Bell Labs
Yi-Shing Chang, Intel
Timo Aalto, VTT
Yutaka Urino, PETRA
Chen Sun
, Ayar Labs
Akinori Hayakawa, Fujitsu
Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University
David Z. Pan, University of Texas at Austin

Final Program

08:25 PHOTONICS opening
Jiang Xu, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Morning Session Chaired by Jiang Xu, HKUST

08:30 KEYNOTE Future Connections: Requests from Data-Centers
Yuichi Nakamura, NEC

Yuichi Nakamura received his B.E. degree in information engineering and M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He received his PhD. from the Graduate School of Information, Production and Systems, Waseda University, in 2007. He joined NEC Corp. in 1988 and he is currently a vice president of R&D, NEC Corp. He is also a guest professor of National Institute of Informatics. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in electronic design automation, HPC systems and network systems.

09:10 Optical Technologies for Scaling the Cloud
David Neilson, Bell Lab

Dr David T. Neilson is Technical Manager at Nokia Bell Labs in Holmdel NJ USA. He received his B.Sc. and PhD degrees in Physics from Heriot-Watt University U.K. in 1990 and 1993 respectively. He remained at Heriot-Watt as a post-doctoral researcher working on free-space optical interconnect and switching systems until 1996. From 1996 to 1998 he was a Visiting Scientist at NEC Research, Princeton NJ, researching optical interconnects for high performance computing systems. He joined Bell-Labs in 1998 where he has researched several optical switching systems and technologies, including using micro-mechanical elements and LCoS for wavelength selective switches and optical crossconnects. He has also led projects and groups working on InP and Silicon photonic integration. His current research interest include datacenter switching and interconnect and the future directions for wide area optical transport. He has authored over 200 publications and patents on both devices and systems in the field of optical interconnects and switching. He is a Bell Labs Fellow and a Fellow of IEEE.

09:40 Photonics for Optical I/O
Chen Sun, Ayar Labs

Chen is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Ayar Labs. Chen received a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and M.S. and Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

10:10 Poster and Coffee Break

10:40 Machine Learning Application in Optical Testing
Yi-Shing Chang, Intel

Yi-Shing Chang received the Ph.D. degree from Dept. of EE-Systems, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2001. He joined Design and Test Technology (DT), Intel, at Folsom, CA, upon graduation in 2001. He was involved in developing various deep sub-micron noise testing solutions including crosstalk and power supply noise, and defect based testing methodologies including delay, transition, and logic proximity bridge faults for Microprocessors and SOC. From 2005 to 2009, he worked on test selection, scan-out selection, CPU diagnosis, and test program offline validation. A full software suite was developed for test program offline validation and enabled virtual device under test (vDUT) offline simulation for SOC and CPU to catch test program bugs without running thousands of devices on the testers. From 2010 to 2013, he led the developing of tester runtime library for in-house testers and it gained project of record (POR) for companywide SOC projects. In 2014, he transferred to Silicon Photonics Product Division, DCG, responsible for production test solutions. He is a Principal Engineer in the same division responsible for all software development, test automation, and database analytics solutions. His research interests include big data system for high volume production, machine learning for manufacturing, and optical transceiver and interconnect system. He has authored or co-authored more than 20 papers in peer reviewed internal and international conferences and journals. One of his co-authored paper won the prestigious Best Paper Award of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on VLSI in 2018. He was a SRC mentor and served as a technical program committee member for ATS from 2013 to 2015 and ICCD from 2014 to 2018.

11:10 Parallel-Processing Systems with Silicon-Photonics I/Os and Wavelength Routing
Yutaka Urino, Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA)

Yutaka Urino received the B.E. degree in communication engineering and the M.E. degree in electronic engineering from Tohoku University in 1985 and 1987. He joined NEC Corporation, Japan in 1987, where he engaged in research and development of optical waveguide devices and subsystems. He is currently a Chief Researcher for the Photonics and Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA) on a temporary basis. His current research interests include silicon photonics, optical interconnects, photonics-electronics convergent systems, and parallel-processing systems.

11:40 Silicon Photonics Technologies for High-Dense Integrated Optical Interconnects
Akinori Hayakawa, PETRA and Fujitsu Labs

Akinori Hayakawa received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in electronics from Tokyo University of Science, Japan, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In 2001, He joined Fujitsu Limited, Kanagawa, Japan, and moved to Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Kanagawa, Japan, where he has been involved in research on semiconductor lasers and modulators. His current research interests include silicon photonics for optical interconnects. He is currently a Chief Researcher for the Photonics and Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA), Japan, on a temporary basis. He is a Member of the Japan Society of Applied Physics.

12:10 Lunch (provided)

Afternoon Session Chaired by Yi-Shing Chang, Intel

13:00 KEYNOTE Opportunity and Challenges of Silicon Photonics Switches for Post-Moore’s Law Computing
Shu Namiki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Shu Namiki is currently a deputy research director at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan. He began his professional career at Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., where he developed award-winning high-power pump lasers, and patented multi-wavelength-pumped-fiber Raman amplifiers, during which he has visited for three years the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he studied mode-locked fiber lasers and ultra-short pulses in fiber. In 2005, he moved to the current position, and has also been Executive Committee Chair of a national project called “Vertically Integrated Center for Technologies of Optical Routing toward Ideal Energy Savings (VICTORIES)” in collaboration with ten telecom-related companies. He has coauthored more than 500 conference presentations, papers, book chapters, articles, and patents. His current research interests include software defined dynamic optical path networking and their enabling devices such as nonlinear fiber-optics and silicon photonics. Dr. Namiki is a Fellow of OSA and IEEE, and a member of IEICE and JSAP.

13:40 Enhanced Silicon Photonics Platform for High Performance Many-Core Processors [slides]
Benoit Charbonnier, Stéphane Bernabé, Yvain Thonnart, Nicolas Michit, Marouan Kouissi, Patrick Le Maitre, Bertrand Szelag, Christophe Kopp
CEA Leti

Benoit Charbonnier received his engineering degree in 1994 from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and received his Ph.D. degree in 1997 on 40 Gbps soliton transmission from the same institution. In 1997, he joined Nortel Network in Harlow, UK, in the Advanced Communications group where he worked on 80 Gbps long haul transmission and then, in 2001, joined Marconi Communications to develop an Ultra-Long Haul 10 Gb/s based transmission product. In 2004, he joined Orange Labs as a research engineer, focusing on next generation optical access networks and particularly on digital signal processing applied to optical communications. In 2015, he joined CEA-Leti, in Grenoble, leading the photonics program within the French Institute of Technology Nanoelec, developing industrial partnerships to promote Silicon Photonics Technologies.

14:10 3µm SOI Platform for Monolithic and Hybrid Photonics Integration
Timo Aalto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Dr. Timo Aalto has worked at VTT since 1997 with the primary research focus on silicon photonics. He received his M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in optoelectronics technology from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1998 and 2004. He leads the Photonics Integration team that operates in VTT's two clean room facilities. He has authored >60 journal, conference and workshop publications and one book chapter. He has also reviewed EU projects, journal articles and theses, and coordinated several large (M€) projects funded by either the public sector or industrial customers.

14:40 Poster and Coffee Break

15:10 Optical Computing on Photonic Integrated Circuits [slides]
David Z. Pan, University of Texas at Austin

David Z. Pan received his PhD degree in Computer Science from UCLA in 2000. He was a Research Staff Member at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center from 2000 to 2003. He is currently Engineering Foundation Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 300 refereed journal/conference papers and 8 US patents. He has served in many premier journal editorial boards and conference committees, including various leadership roles. He has received a number of awards, including the SRC Technical Excellence Award (2013), 16 Best Paper Awards, DAC Top 10 Author Award in Fifth Decade (2013), DAC Prolific Author Award (2013), ASP-DAC Frequently Cited Author Award (2015), Communications of ACM Research Highlights (2014), ACM/SIGDA Outstanding New Faculty Award (2005), NSF CAREER Award (2007), SRC Inventor Recognition Award three times, IBM Faculty Award four times, UT Austin RAISE Faculty Excellence Award (2014), many international CAD contest awards, among others. He is a Fellow of IEEE and SPIE. He has graduated 25 PhD students who have won many awards, including the First Place of ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals in 2018, ACM/SIGDA Student Research Competition Gold Medal (twice), ACM Outstanding PhD Dissertation in EDA (twice).

15:40 A Light Speed Optical Approximate Parallel Multiplier and Its Applications [slides]
Jun Shiomi, Kyoto University

Jun Shiomi received the B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering, the M.E. degree in communications and computer engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in Informatics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 2014, 2016 and 2017, respectively. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Since 2017, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. His research interests include modeling and computer-aided design for low power and low voltage system-on-chips.

16:10 PANEL Rejuvenate Post-Moore's Law Computing Systems with Photonics
Moderated by Jiang Xu, HKUST

Shu Namiki, AIST
Chen Sun
, Ayar Labs
Yuichi Nakamura
David Neilson, Bell Labs
    Benoit Charbonnier, CEA Leti

17:00 Closing Remarks
Yuichi Nakamura, NEC