20 - 23 May 2012
Optical Interconnects Conference (OI)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Welcome to Santa Fe, New Mexico USA and the Inaugural 2012 Optical Interconnects Conference!
The first IEEE Photonics Society Optical Interconnects Conference builds on 22 years of the Society's successful Workshop on Interconnections within High Speed Digital Systems, and brings together researchers and engineers from multiple disciplines to discuss advanced interconnect technologies for applications at all levels of computing granularity from the chip to the enterprise. In addition, all attendees have the option to participate in working groups to discuss and design a conceptual solution to a predefined design problem. This problem is intended to promote interactions between the participants and provide an overall focus to the meeting. This year, the problem sessions will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, 20 May, and will feature a problem related to social networks. The problem session is a great way to meet people with skills that complement yours, and are alot of fun. We urge you to consider arriving on Sunday, 20 May at 1pm so you can participate.
The annual 2012 Optical Interconnects Conference covers the full spectrum of high performance interconnect challenges in interconnect systems, architectures, applications and devices, with a particular emphasis on future petascale and exascale platforms in datacenters and supercomputers. It is comprised of invited talks of the highest caliber in addition to refereed oral and poster contributions. The IEEE Photonics Society Optical Interconnects Conference is intended to foster this collaboration and help drive new interconnect architectures and technologies.
We would like to personally thank each of the Program Chairs and the Program Committee Members who have volunteered and invested their time putting together this conference. We also want to thank the invited speakers for giving us their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for new and emerging interconnect technologies and architectures. We believe that the combined efforts of the organizers and speakers will launch this conference why this conference series has achieved its esteemed reputation. Finally, we want to express our sincere appreciation to the Photonics Society staff for their professional organization and arrangements for this conference.
Have a great time!
Ray Beausoleil and Jeff Kash
Optical Interconnects Conference General Chairs