The AIM Datacom project is a joint effort between our group and researchers at UCSB that aims at driving low cost and energy efficient designs that enable next generation data center network architectures
Data communications over the intra-datacenter networks exceed the total amount of data transiting over the internet by over an order of magnitude. Emerging data analytics applications will further strain the ability to efficiently move data over the datacenter network without drastic improvements in energy and cost efficiencies of existing communications systems. The AIM Datacom project aims at driving low cost and energy efficient designs that enable next generation datacenter network architectures. This project targets innovations in manufacturing of integrated silicon photonics for ultra-high-speed transceivers, the realization of photonic links seamlessly integrated with computing resources, and integrated silicon photonic switches allowing high bandwidth and agility in the network.