photonics

Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and $11M in funding

It takes an immense amount of processing power to create and operate the "AI" features we all use so often, from playlist generation to voice recognition. Lightmatter is a startup that is looking to c

Intel Hits 50 Gbps Throughput With Photonics

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/intel_photonics.jpg" />When we last left the intrepid research scientists at Intel, they had managed to <a href="http://www.crunchgear.co

Going towards the light: Researchers look into replacing wire chip interfaces with optical

The interface between the CPU and the motherboard is a good place for electricity and heat leakage, and it’s also a computation bottleneck. In the interest of faster, better supercomputers (prob