Today, a broad range of applications use laser light. From medical to engineering, we see this technology everywhere which is making its way to computer chips. The officials at Intel have announced that their company has started shipping some new chips which would allow computer servers to communicate efficiently using laser beams. Intel silicon photonics is what company is talking about.
It researched for six years for developing 100G PSM4 modules, which will increase the speed at which the data transfers. Data centers will use this new technique for transferring the data east to west, connecting the switch to turn.
“We see a future where silicon photonics optical input-output is everywhere in the data center,” said Diane Bryant, general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, at the company’s Intel Developer Forum Wednesday in San Francisco.
Intel Silicon Photonics is a power-efficient technology!
Intel Silicon Photonics technology is a step towards producing the optical devices from silicon and uses photons to transfer large volumes of data at extremely high speeds using little power.
The silicon photonics technology can move the data at the rate of up to 100 Gbps. Because of its power-efficiency, the tech analysts believe that this technology would be a success.
Presently, the data transfers use electrical signals over a copper cable, but the photonics will exchange the data via slim optical interconnects. Because of the copper wires, the data hardly transfers at the speed of 25Gbps with lengths just 10 feet long. But, silicon photonics will improve the speed.
By using the Intel silicon photonics technology in world’s largest silicon production, Intel is creating a modern class of blazing fast optical connectivity items.
It’s not the technology you’ll plug into your PC or phone anytime soon, but silicon photonics could help you out. According to the CNet, Servers’ data appetite has been growing explosively, said Kushagra Vaid, general manager of cloud hardware engineering for Microsoft’s widely used Azure server infrastructure.
Because of the faster beams, the data transfer speed would improve. But, this technology is still new, and we will have to wait to know if it is reliable.