CadenceCONNECT hosts the fifth annual Cadence Photonics event, December 1-3 on a virtual platform. The title this year is Photonics Contribution to High-Performance Computing.
Driven by the exponential growth in data and the need for high performance with low power, photonics is becoming a disrupting force in high-performance computing (HPC) architectures. The unique properties of light make it possible to create innovative low-power processing chiplets. However, these need to be connected to traditional electronics systems to realize their true potential.
This is the 5th Photonics Summit. Each has had a different focus:
The format of the meeting is that each day there will be a morning session (Pacific time) from 8:00am to 11:00am. Then, since everything is recorded, the session will be repeated from 5:00pm to 8:00pm (Pacific time), which is the morning in Asia (9:00am in China, Taiwan, and Singapore, or 10:00am in Japan). The one difference is that the third day ends with a 30-minute live Q&A which won't be repeated for the afternoon session. So the morning session will end at 11:30am and the evening session will be 5:00pm to 8:00pm, the same as the other days.
The day opens with a keynote: Photonic Integration – From Switching to Computing by Odile Liboiron-Ladouceur of McGill University. Professor Liboiron-Ladouceur holds a Canadian Research Chair in the area of Photonic Integration for data communications and emerging applications such as computing for AI. She leads the photonic datacomm team.