Vint G. Cerf – In Search of Transmission Capacity – a Multicore Dilemma


In this talk, I will explore at least one of the challenges that arises in multicore architectures and in large scale data centers in general: moving data out of processors and into the system.

While processing speeds have leveled off, more cores deliver more cycles but moving data on and off chip as well as in and out of multicore processors is proving to be a problem. Can optical communication help?
Changes in protocols? new machine architectures?