• Technical Conference:  24 – 28 March 2024
  • Exhibition: 26 – 28 March 2024
  • San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California, USA

DCS Panel I: More than a Clos: Future Data Center Network Architectures and the Role of Optics

Tuesday, 07 March, 12:30 – 14:00

Theater II

Session Description
Over the past decade plus, the Clos-based architecutre has allowed intra-data center networks to scale to multi-Pb/s bi-section bandwidths. In this panel, we will discuss potential new network architectures and the enabling role of optics, both interconnect and switching. 


Ryohei Urate, Google, USA


Ken-ichi Sato, Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University, Japan

Laurent Schares, Data Center Optical Networking, IBM, USA

Rob Stone, Infrastructure, Meta, USA

Zhiping Yao, Senior Director & Principal Engineer, Alibaba Group, USA