Haoshuo Chen, Nokia Bell Labs, USA; Piero Gambini, STMicroelectronics, Italy, Richard Jensen, Polatis, USA
After a 10-year exponential traffic growth to 2028, increased server numbers and required single link capacity will pose challenges for both hardware and software in intra- and inter- data center applications.
New architectures based on advanced optical switching technologies can potentially lower energy consumption and support the enhanced capacity.
- Starting from a visionary overview, the workshop will focus on:
- How will capacity per link, switching performance and power consumption drive the architecture evolution?
- Which dimension: space, wavelength or time (packet) will be more cost- and energy- efficient for optical switching? How can photonic integration be used to lower the cost of optical switching and improve the performance?
- How will other building blocks, such as new optical fiber and transceivers, influence the choice of optical switching technology?
It will be a team competition workshop including four teams with their proposed data center infrastructures optimized for a 5 and 10 year time span.
Panel of Experts:
- Shu Namiki, AIST (Team Leader)
- Georgios Zervas, UCL, UK (Team Leader)
- David Neilson, Nokia Bell Labs, USA (Team Leader)
- Oded Raz, Tu/e, The Netherlands (Team Leader)