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Full Name: Photonic Network-on-Wafer for Multi-Tile GPUs: From Architecture to Hardware Implementation

Duration: 1/1/2021-31/12/2025


  • A new compute paradigm is proposed, based on large arrays of graphics processing units (GPUs) that are interconnected via a wafer-scale photonic network. This results in unprecedented performance at low power. A holistic study of this new paradigm will be carried out, ranging from the design of a suitable computer and network architecture to the implementation of key hardware components.

INTEC's Role:

  • Development of the photonic network-on-wafer including optical switching functionality and transfer printed GaAs QD lasers/amplifiers and Si photonic optical transceivers

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Publications in the framework of this project (1)

    International Journals

  1. S. Zhang, Z. Zhang, M. Naderan-Tahan, H. Seyyed Aghaei, X. Wang, H. Li, S. Qin, D. Colle, G. Torfs, M. Pickavet, J. Bauwelinck, G. Roelkens, L. Eeckhout, Photonic network-on-wafer for multi-chipset GPUs, IEEE Micro, March/April(2023), p.86-95 doi:10.1109/MM.2023.3237927 (2023)  Download this Publication (3MB).