Project RAMPLAS targets the first 100 GHz optical RAM silicon chips

Project RAMPLAS targets the first 100 GHz optical RAM silicon chips

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To address this, the RAMPLAS consortium will revisit RAM fundamentals and will lay the foundation for a new optical RAM technology and for optical RAM-enabled ultra-fast computing architectures. The consortium will develop the first 100Gbps optical Random Access Memory chips exploiting photonic integration technologies at the Silicon-on-Insulator platform. An increase of RAM access speeds by two orders of magnitude is expected and the power consumption will decrease 50% compared to existing state-of-the-art electronic RAM modules. Moreover, RAMPLAS intends to foster a new framework of the required disciplines for its effective application in the fields of Computing, Communications and Test & Measurement technologies.

The consortium, headed by the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, CERTH, (Greece), comprises the Technical University of Berlin (Germany), VTT (Finland), PhoeniX Software (the Netherlands), Institute of Communication and Computer Science, ICCS, (Greece) and the Tampere University of Technology (Finland).

The project which officially started on September 1, 2011 will run for three years and will share open information through its newly launched website:


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