from the faster-then-a-speeding-bus dept.
mfago writes "On Tuesday September 23, Sun researchers R. Drost, R. Hopkins and I. Sutherland will present the paper "Proximity Communication" at the CICC conference in San Jose. According to an article published in the NYTimes, this breakthrough may eventually allow chips arranged in a checkerboard pattern to communicate directly with each other at over a Terabit per second using arrays of capacitively coupled transmitters and recievers located on the chip edges. Perhaps the beginning of a solution to the lag between memory and interconnect speed versus cpu frequency?"
"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few
simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'."