IBM shows off one terabit per second 'Holey Optochip'


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IBM has outlined a prototype optical chipset called Holey Optochip that can transfer one terabit of information a second.

That throughput — assuming the chip eventually scales — could provide a bandwidth boost that alters the supercomputing and datacentre landscape. Scientists from IBM presented the prototype at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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