Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [technewsworld] Holy Semiconductors! IBM Reveals 1Tbps Holey Optical Chip
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[technewsworld] Holy Semiconductors! IBM Reveals 1Tbps Holey Optical Chip - Page 2

post #11 of 30
So it's one tablespoon chip?
Dynamix
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Radeon 7970 Corsair Domintor Twins + Other = 16 Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black, 500gb OCZ Solid 3 Sony Optiarc Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2570HD + Other Logitech G110 Corsair 750W HX 
CaseMouse
Antec p183 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
Dynamix
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-860 Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P Radeon 7970 Corsair Domintor Twins + Other = 16 Gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black, 500gb OCZ Solid 3 Sony Optiarc Corsair H50 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate Samsung P2570HD + Other Logitech G110 Corsair 750W HX 
CaseMouse
Antec p183 Logitech MX Revolution 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sapientia View Post

wow.
What can IBM not do?

IBM is my favorite company. Until it is revealed that they have been doing experiments on orphans to find this tech. then I will follow them. IBM, I am your lamb, herd me.

Quote:
If the end design is very expensive, the chipset will be ignored by Intel and others, Higham says.

I will be VERY sad if this is the case... BUT
Quote:
What makes the news from IBM so intriguing is it targets both the move from silicon to optics for pushing mountains of data and the economics of the chip-making industry. "'Off-the-shelf' is a codename for lower-cost," Higham said.

So hopefully we can see some high-end server usage, and eventually trickle down to us.
Edited by Bridden - 3/28/12 at 10:22pm
post #13 of 30

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by votum View Post

Optical needs fiber optic cables to transmit right?


Correct, using pulses of light.

 

post #14 of 30
Repost, old news.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4790k MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X 2x8gb ADATA 2133MHz CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Mushkin 1 TB SSD & Samsung F3 spinpoint 1 TB MCP655A + 2 x MCP320 + EK supreme copper Win10 Corsair K70 Lux 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 750W Bitphenix Monstrous water cooling case Logitech G9X 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by votum View Post

Optical needs fiber optic cables to transmit right?

Correct, but if it's embedded into a chipset, those flexible optical cables become rigid, and much more usable... not to mention faster, more responsive, AND there is no energy loss due to heat. That makes this technology not only very fast, but incredibly energy efficient as well.
Everest - Intel
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790k Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7 MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 16GB (2x8) Patriot Viper 1866Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 3TB, WD 500GB HDD, WD 640GB HD Samsung 850 EVO 512GB Samsung DVD-Burner Corsair H110 w/ Dual Aerocool DS 140mm fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro Dell S2716DG (1440p, 144hz Gsync) AOC U3477 PQU (3440x1440 IPS) Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Evga SuperNOVA 750 G2 NZXT Phantom 530 Black Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair MM400 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster E5 DAC/AMP Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones HyperX Cloud Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
Everest - Intel
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 4790k Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7 MSI Geforce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 16GB (2x8) Patriot Viper 1866Mhz  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 3TB, WD 500GB HDD, WD 640GB HD Samsung 850 EVO 512GB Samsung DVD-Burner Corsair H110 w/ Dual Aerocool DS 140mm fans 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro Dell S2716DG (1440p, 144hz Gsync) AOC U3477 PQU (3440x1440 IPS) Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Evga SuperNOVA 750 G2 NZXT Phantom 530 Black Logitech G502 Proteus Core Corsair MM400 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster E5 DAC/AMP Sennheiser HD 598 Headphones HyperX Cloud Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by votum View Post

Optical needs fiber optic cables to transmit right?

Correct, but if it's embedded into a chipset, those flexible optical cables become rigid, and much more usable... not to mention faster, more responsive, AND there is no energy loss due to heat. That makes this technology not only very fast, but incredibly energy efficient as well.

In my opinion, the lack of heat is the biggest plus of this technology. With properly designed PCB's for motherboards and add-on cards, you could have a new sort of add-on slot that is just a set of optical couplers and half the copper on the PCB could replaced with tiny light tubes instead.
CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
  hide details  
Reply
CHILZ - Lan Rig
(17 items)
 
CANARY - Main Rig
(16 items)
 
CADILLAC - HTPC
(14 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-4570s Asus H97M-Plus AMD R9 280 G.Skill RipjawsX 16 GB (2x8) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
250 GB Samsung 840 240 GB Kingston 3 TB USB 3.0 Drive Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Preview BenQ GL2450 Filco MajesTouch2 Ninja PC P&C Silencer Mk III 600 W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal Design Core 1000 Mionix Castor Monoprice XXL JL Amps + Custom Morel Bookshelf speakers 
Other
Scythe Kama-Panel 3 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8150 @ 4.6 GHz Fatal1ty 990FX Pro 9800 GTX+ 512 MB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866 CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
120 GB OCZ Vertex 3 1 TB WD Black 5x 120mm + MCP350 + EK Supreme HF + MicroRes Windows 8 Consumer Preview 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2x Dell U2212HM Logitech G110 Cooler Master 850W Silent Pro Cooler Master 690 II Adv. 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Death Adder 3.5G Staples Gel Cushion Asus Xonar DG + Senn. PC333D 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 Acer X1800 ATI 5670 2 GB Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 TB WD Green Asus BD-R Windows 7 Home Premium Sony 50" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Acer Media 220 W SFF Acer X1800 Acer Optical 
Mouse PadAudio
The TV cabinet Denon 2808 7.1 AVR + Dahlquist 350W 8" Sub + Kl... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 30
Do you guys think it would be possible to have hybrids electrical/optics interconnect on peripherals (and motherboards) to help transition to this awesome technology? I don't know if the system can intelligently shut off the electrical interconnect if an optic enabled device is detected in the expansion slot. I think something like that would improve it's odds of market acceptance greatly. To the future Doc!

P.S.: I know I screwed the reference (I didn't watch the movie, but I think it's fitting even if incorrect)
post #18 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bridden View Post

IBM is my favorite company. Until it is revealed that they have been doing experiments on orphans to find this tech. then I will follow them. IBM, I am your lamb, herd me.

hey man, orphans are VERY cost efficient, and not to mention tasty tongue.gif
SPARECOMPUTACUS
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1050T Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H  SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290 4GB  2 x Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS   OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5"  Western Digital 1TB LG Black Bulk 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 23' acer x2 Microsoft Sidewinder X4  CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Sentey Arvina Extreme Division Tower Case Engage Optical Mouse Allsop 
  hide details  
Reply
SPARECOMPUTACUS
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1050T Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H  SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290 4GB  2 x Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS   OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5"  Western Digital 1TB LG Black Bulk 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 23' acer x2 Microsoft Sidewinder X4  CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2  
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Sentey Arvina Extreme Division Tower Case Engage Optical Mouse Allsop 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 30
already a thread on it!
post #20 of 30
dont know but probably only eve (ccp)can afford this tech ,and they probably would be one of the limited few to gain by using it!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [technewsworld] Holy Semiconductors! IBM Reveals 1Tbps Holey Optical Chip