Stanford EE Computer Systems Colloquium

4:15PM, Wednesday, October 27, 2010
NEC Auditorium, Gates Computer Science Building B03

Intel Light Peak

Prashant R. Chandra
Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Labs
Intel Corporation
About the talk:

Light Peak is a new I/O interconnect technology developed by Intel aimed at connecting computing and consumer electronic devices to each other. Light Peak delivers high bandwidth starting at 10 Gb/s and scaling to 100 Gb/s over the next decade. Light Peak also has the ability to run multiple protocols simultaneously over a single cable, enabling the technology to connect devices such as peripherals, displays, disk drives, docking stations, and more.

This talk will give a technical overview of the Light Peak interconnect and describe potential applications of Light Peak across the computing landscape from smart phones to personal computers to servers.

More information about Light Peak can be found at:


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About the speaker:

Prashant Chandra joined Intel Corpoation in 2000 and is currently a Senior Principal Engineer in Intel Labs ( His current work focusses on next generation I/O interconnect and system architectures. Previously he worked on the development of parallelizing compilers and packet processing applications for network processors. Prashant holds 14 issued patents in the areas of computer architecture, network processing architectures, and packet processing application design. Prashant received his Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in the year 2000.

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Prashant R. Chandra