Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday May 17, 2015

IBM New Chip Helps Transfer a Blu-ray Movie in Two Seconds

IBM is closing in on a piece of technology that’s been 22 years in the making. What began as a dream that was before its time, has now been realized. IBM is developing a computer chip that utilizes Silicon Photonics to change data into light and back again, that will garner transfer speeds of 100 Gbps.

The chip integrates the necessary components (both electrical and optical) to convert data into light and vice versa, using four different colours of lights and a technology called multiplexing.