Funded by the Italian Government under the "Future-in-Research" program
Toward the system view
For the first time, the photonic elements necessary to build a complete photonic network-on-chip (NoC) are today viable for integration on a single silicon chip.
Although the technology is admittedly still in its formative stage, there is now enough understanding and data regarding on-chip, CMOS compatible optical components.
Project focus
The PHOTONICA project  bridges the gap between the device view and the system-level view, by assessing the broader architectural trade-offs in designing optical NoCs for future high-performance MPSoCs and chip multiprocessors.