light speed silicon by intel - any thoughts?

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  1. Oats macrumors regular

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    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/ptech/02/11/intel.optics.ap/index.html

    check out this article. intel is doing essentially fiber optic communication with infrared light at 1GHz in silicon. this could be really huge, i think. especially if this technology could ever replace clock lines, or other data buses. i didn't realize that this technology was so close to happening. any thoughts?
     
  2. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool. I have a feeling that right now computers are a bit stalled, and in a few years another huge leap is going to take place. I don't know what kind (virtual reality, holograms, artificial intelligence, etc.) but it's only a matter of time.

    Interesting article. :)
     
  3. x86isslow macrumors 6502a

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    actually, this has been posted already-

    here

    and here

    someone should probably merge these threads.
     
  4. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Isn't there another company or two already working on this?
     

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