IEEE Central Coast Virtual Event - 17 June @ 6 PM - Di Liang PhD Presents "Photonics in High Performance Computing"


Hello Central Coast,

We had hoped to hold our June 17th Event at Rusty's our usual venue but the meeting room has not yet reopened.

Di Liang PhD has offered to deliver his talk, "Photonics in High Performance Computing". virtually.

Please reserve your spot as usual and include an email address for the talk invitation. "See" you all on the 17th!

Ruth Franklin, IEEE Central Coast Chair

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Jun 2020
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Goleta, California
  • United States 93117

  • Starts 31 May 2020 07:55 PM
  • Ends 17 June 2020 05:30 AM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Di Liang Di Liang of Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Photonics in High Performance Computing

Abstract – High performance computing (HPC) is penetrating deeply in people's daily lives and playing a mission-critical role to fight this unprecedented global pandemic. Photonics can enable novel HPC architecture, unprecedented performance prowess, and more affordable capital and operation cost. As the world #1 commercial HPC vendor, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has devoted over a decade of R&D to develop world leading HPC systems and photonic interconnect solutions. In this talk I will review our photonics technology roadmap and discuss our most recent fully integrated silicon photonic platform.  It is capable of providing nearly all performance metrics (energy efficiency, bandwidth, latency, cost, etc.) for conventional HPC applications, as well as emerging technology such as neuromorphic computing.


Bio – Di Liang is a senior research scientist and manager at Hewlett Packard Labs in Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He is leading advanced III-V and silicon photonics research in HPE, and is currently a principal investigator for multiple US government funded R&D programs. He received his Bachelor degree at Zhejiang University (China) and Ph.D. degree at the University of Notre Dame in 2002 and 2006, respectively. His research interests include novel optoelectronic devices, heterogeneous and monolithic material integration, nanofabrication technology for communications, sensing, and neuromorphic computing, etc. He has authored and coauthored around 190 journal and conference papers, 5 book chapters, and was granted by 35 patents with another 55+ pending. He has been invited to serve as TPC chair or members for over 15 international conferences, and is an associated editor of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics and OSA Photonics Research. He is a Fellow of OSA, a senior member of IEEE and a member SPIE.