Tuesday, 07 March,
The demand on computational infrastructure to process larger date sets is increasing at a very rapid pace due to the adoption of AI and ML techniques in many applications from the cloud to edge computing locations. Designs of current AI systems are limited by increasing power consumption of processors, switches and interconnects. Interconnect and switching architectures will need to evolve to keep pace with the advances in hardware for AI processing, and what role optics will play in this future world is still an open question. The panel will address the latest developments in AI processing hardware and high-speed connectivity needed to support it. The discussion will include the following topics:
- Where, when and how will the optical technologies be used in AI hardware?
- What limits adoption of new optical technologies and how these barriers can be overcome?
- Can suppliers of optics develop new solutions for AI hardware or should system vendors and end users take a lead?
Vladimir Kozlov, Founder and CEO, Light Counting, USA