The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

System Evaluation of On-board Optics

Thursday, 12 March, 11:30 - 12:30

Theater II

Session organized by the Consortium for On-Board Optics (COBO)


Session Description
On-board optical modules have been demonstrated since ECOC 2018, and systems using on-board optics were displayed at OFC 2019. This panel reviews the learnings that have come from designed systems and building networks using onboard optics . Information will be shared why these learnings are critical for moving optics forward in the industry; especially as the industry looks toward developments such as terabit optical modules and co-packaged optics.

Brad Booth, President, COBO; Network Hardware Manager, Microsoft Azure, USA

Brad Booth is a distinguished leader in Ethernet technology development and standardization. Currently heading up the 25/50G Ethernet Consortium and the Consortium for On-Board Optics, he is a Network Hardware Manager at Microsoft where he leads the development of hyper-scale networking products for Microsoft’s cloud datacenters. Previously, Brad has held strategist and engineering positions at Dell, Intel and Bell-Northern Research. The holder of over 20 patents related to networking technologies, he has also received awards for his contributions to industry consortia and IEEE Ethernet standards.

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