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[TH] Scientists Cross Photonic Hurdle to Faster Computer Chips

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Scientists have made yet another big step toward replacing silicon chips with photonic circuits.


Research groups at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Diego claim to have discovered a path to light signals on a silicon chip from reflecting backwards and interfering with its operation.
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we need MOAR POWER!!!!
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optical computing ftw!!!


with all the technology in optical research from fiber optic to optical computing the speeds we once thought impossible will fall flat within just a few years
Edited by Fr0sty - 8/6/11 at 11:04pm
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I can't wait to overclock my 100 core CPU to 1 THz!
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I can't wait to overclock my 100 core CPU to 1 THz!
YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYESSS!
Then again, if the IPC becomes ULTRALORDFAST then there might not be a need for quite that many cores. But, AMD will still probably do it.
 
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YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYESSS!
Then again, if the IPC becomes ULTRALORDFAST then there might not be a need for quite that many cores. But, AMD will still probably do it.
AMD will do what they did with their graphics.

Push the NEEDS MOAR CORES!!! philosophy to the point where a thousand of your cores equals 200 of their cores.
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8 CORE 1.21 TERAHERTZ CPU?????
1600 CORE 850Ghz GPU?

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8 CORE 1.21 TERAHERTZ CPU?????
1600 CORE 850Ghz GPU?

lol do want!
1600 core GPUs are so last year.
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Awesome. Another fantastic step for the industry. Give it 5-10 years, and the number of people being limited by their hardware for any use really will begin to dwindle even more.
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