Sunday, March 19, 2017
3:30 PM -
Piero Gambini, STMicroelectronics, Italy; Ming-Jun Li, Corning, USA; Ilya Lyubomirsky, Facebook, USA
Bandwidth and power consumption are two key factors to be considered for cost-sensitive datacenter applications. As datacenter switch port bandwidths continue scaling to 400Gb/s and beyond, the datacenter network hardware power dissipation is increasing exponentially. The coming "power crunch" associated with the increased bandwidth will be a major problem for datacenter operators.
What are the most effective solutions to mitigate the increasing power problem?
Are there novel optics, for example novel high speed directly modulated lasers (DMLs) or Silicon Photonics technology that reduce power consumption?
How can we leverage DSP and spectrally efficient modulation techniques, e.g. is it feasible to drive analog optics modules directly from the host ASIC, similar to the 10G SFP+ solution?
Can novel multi-mode or multi-core fibers provide a new approach?
What is the role of FEC?
Is there room for optimizing the FEC triple tradeoff in gain, latency, power to achieve an overall lowest power system design?
How can we leverage the mature DWDM technology for datacenter applications?
Are there novel topologies or network architectures that can radically reduce power consumption?
Is there a role for ROADMs, optical switches, or coherent technology inside the datacenter? Clearly a holistic system view is necessary for finding the optimal solution.
This workshop will bring together experts from optics, fiber, SerDes design, DSP/FEC, and network architecture for an interdisciplinary discussion.
Andy Bechtolsheim, Arista, USA - 400G Ethernet in the Datacenter
Sudeep Bhoja, InPhi, USA - DSP solutions for next generation intra and inter-data center connectivity
Brad Booth, Microsoft, USA - Enabling Datacenter Growth
Bruce Chow, Corning, China - The future of data center optical interconnects: SM, MM, or both
Peter De Dobbelaere, Luxtera, USA - High-volume Manufacturing of Silicon Photonics based Optical Transceivers for Intra-Datacenter Optical Interconnect
Laura Giovane, Broadcom, USA - 50Gb/s Multimode VCSELs for PAM-4 Based Links
Chris Kocot, Finisar, USA - Advances in Directly Modulated Lasers for Lowering Power Consumption in Data Centers
Benny Mikkelsen, Acacia, USA - Coherent Technology for Data Center Applications
Brian Taylor, Facebook, USA - Use cases for on-board optics in data centers