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Scaling Up Silicon Photonic-based Accelerators: Challenges and Opportunities, and Roadmapping with Silicon Photonics 2.0

@article{AlQadasi2021ScalingUS,
  title={Scaling Up Silicon Photonic-based Accelerators: Challenges and Opportunities, and Roadmapping with Silicon Photonics 2.0},
  author={Mohammed Al-Qadasi and Lukas Chrostowski and Bhavin J. Shastri and Sudip Shekhar},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2109.08025}
}
Digital accelerators in the latest generation of CMOS processes support multiply and accumulate (MAC) operations at energy efficiencies spanning 10-to-100 fJ/Op. But the operating speed for such MAC operations are often limited to a few hundreds of MHz. Optical or optoelectronic MAC operations on today’s SOI-based silicon photonic integrated circuit platforms can be realized at a speed of tens of GHz, leading to much lower latency and higher throughput. In this paper, we study the energy… Expand

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