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PHOXTROT

Photonics for High-Performance, Low-Cost and Low-Energy Data Centers, High Performance Computing Systems: Terabit/s Optical Interconnect Technologies for On-Board, Board-to-Board, Rack-to-Rack data links


Acronym: PHOXTROT
Project type: European
Period: 01-10-2012 / 30-09-2016
Reference: FP7-ICT-2011-8-318240
Web: www.phoxtrot.eu
Research lines involved: Microwave Nanophotonics, Optical modulators


Project description:
PhoxTroT is a large-scale research effort focusing on high-performance, low-energy and cost and small-size optical interconnects across the different hierarchy levels in data center and high-performance computing systems: on-board, board-to-board and rack-to-rack. PhoxTroT will tackle optical interconnects in a holistic way, synergizing the different fabrication platforms in order to deploy the optimal "mix&match" technology and tailor this to each interconnect layer. PhoxTroT will follow a layered approach from near-term exploitable to more forward looking but of high expected gain activities.


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