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A multicore CPU chip proposed by Sun that uses optical communications between its cores. Announced in 2008 and funded by DARPA as part of its Ultraperformance Nanophotonic Intrachip Communications (UNIC) project, an optical interconnect that transfers trillions of bits per second is expected by 2013. See DARPA.
(Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) The U.S. military agency responsible for technology projects. Founded as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in 1958, it was renamed DARPA in 1972, then back to ARPA in 1993 and once again back to DARPA in 1996. DARPA is a small agency that assumes the role of "technological engine" for the Department of Defense and is involved in evaluating future systems. Over the years, DARPA has made major contributions to information technology. See ARPAnet.
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