• Technical Conference:  30 March – 03 April 2025
  • Exhibition: 01 – 03 April 2025
  • Moscone Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Next Generation Disaggregated Data Centers Using Future Chip to System Photonic Technologies

Wednesday, 27 March, 08:00 – 10:00

Room 6E

Emerging photonic technologies promise to revolutionize different aspects of future datacenters and HPC systems. However, new photonic components are best not treated as simple drop-in replacements of their electronic counterparts. Instead, we should consider new capabilities enabled by modern photonics, and how it can preserve performance scaling or reduce system costs, such as reconfigurable and modular systems or high-bandwidth connections between chiplets towards modular future systems. This panel brings together academic and industrial experts from multiple levels of systems from chip design to system architecture to discuss potential impact of emerging photonics as well as photonic experts to discuss how integration technologies are evolving and how they can be better tailored to maximize their future system-wide impact.


Liam Barry, Dublin City University, Ireland

George Michelogiannakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States


Nicola Calabretta, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Larry Dennison, NVIDIA, United States

Marco Fiorentino, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United States

David Lazovsky, Celestial AI, United States

Alan Liu, Quintessent, United States

George Zervas, University of College London, United Kingdom