In 2011, IBM will debut Blue Waters which it described in Tokyo Dec. 1st. Blue Waters will not only be the world's fastest supercomputer, but will feature a Terabit-per-second optical interconnect using Avago's microPOD. IBM did not announce any licensees to its CMOS Integrated Silicon Nanophotonics in Tokyo, but analysts told me that its CISN will likely be licensed to others for manufacturing as early as next year. One analyst suggested that a big manufacturer like Samsung might license CISN if it becomes convinced that optical interconnects have, after many years of speculation, finally arrived.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.