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Chipzilla's first foray into silicon photonics has hit a snag, with Intel reworking its expected production runs to fix “quality issues” with its first modules. The company's 100 Gbps-and-beyond project is designed to push optical transmission right down to the system level. Using optical signals between system components like …

  1. Trevor_Pott Gold badge

    Imagine: a 64 node cluster running all NVMe or MCS flash drives with 1TB/node with 18 cores (2 sockets) per node and all the bits internal to the node lashed together at 1Tbit interconnect. Then lash the nodes in the cluster together with 100Gbit interconnects.

    That's a hell of a minecraft cluster.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Slap on more cooling


  3. The last doughnut

    Or maybe it simply doesn't work and they don't want investors to cash-out just yet?

  4. grcutter

    How about replacing the SiPh with VCSEL technology?

    No user would know the difference and the delay would be much shorter

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