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

01 January 2021 → 31 December 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Computer system architecture
    • Modelling and simulation
  • Engineering and technology
    • Modelling not elsewhere classified
    • Photodetectors, optical sensors and solar cells
graphics processing unit (GPU) Network-on-Wafer optical routing silicon photonics vertical integration
Project description

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.