IBM says they have produced the first commercially viable photonic chip on 90nm. I wonder how far others are behind or this is even accurate for I know Intel among others is working on the same thing. I feel this is the first step to a photonic computer and even this step should vastly increase the power of systems by allowing separate processors to work together at a vastly increased speed. I have been told just the increase in communications speed in data centers and systems will be a game changer. Will this be the ultimate game changer? Any opinions or information on this area would be appreciated.
IBM creates first cheap, commercially viable, electronic-photonic integrated chip - ExtremeTech