Vision and Goals
The WiPLASH project aims to take a radical step further in computing by designing a new breed of massive heterogeneous architectures with accelerator-like performance, but without loss of purpose generality. Towards this end, WiPLASH will pioneer an on-chip wireless communication based on graphene terahertz nano-antennas able to provide architectural plasticity, reconfigurability and adaptation to the application requirements. See our position paper for more details.
To this end, the project aims to achieve three specific objectives:
- Prototype a miniaturized and tunable graphene antenna in the terahertz band
- Co-integrate graphene RF components with submillimeter-wave transceivers
- Demonstrate low-power reconfigurable wireless chip-scale networks
The culminating goal is to demonstrate that the wireless plane offers the plasticity required by future computing platforms by speeding up at least one key application by 10X over a state-of-the-art baseline. This will demonstrate that our approach can pave the way for a new generation of scalable, massively parallel biologically plausible AI processors.