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An Energy Efficient Flexibly Interconnected Photonic Data Center Architecture for Extreme Scalability


The cost and complexity of existing interconnects prevent designing datacenter racks tailored to emerging applications such as machine learning. The PINE interconnect (Photonically Interconnected datacenter Elements) allows compute, memory or storage modules to be flexibly combined through one-model-fits-all embedded photonic connectivity and better utilize distant resources. In addition, PINE allows system-level bandwidth to be reconfigured to better match application demands via bandwidth steering.

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