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Dr Philip Watts to give invited talk at SiPhotonics 2014 Workshop

Dr Watts, of the Optical Networks Group, will present an invited paper: 'Towards Zero Latency Photonic Switching in Shared Memory Networks'.

The paper brings together the work of two of the group's PhD students, Anouk Van Laer and Muhammad Ridwan Madarbux in collaboration with Timothy Jones, an EPSRC Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory.  It presents novel techniques which intelligently use information from the cache controllers of multicore computers to predict communication and hence enable the setup of photonic circuits with very low latency.  Such techniques will be essential to exploit the advances in integrated photonics in future computers.

The SiPhotonics workshop will be held in Vienna on the 21st January.