The Edge Cloud: Descending Cloud – Ascending Edge, and What it Means for Optical Networks

Thursday, 10 March 13:30 – 14:30
Theater II

Session Description:

The IEEE Future Directions Committee has recently approved an activity leading towards a new initiative on Dispersed Computing. Dispersed Computing embraces the Cloud, Fog and Edge, thus distributing intelligence across the entire “cloud-to-thing” continuum.

Motivated by this new IEEE Future Directions activity, and its significant synergies with the OFC IEEE constituencies (ComSoc, Photonics Society, Standards, etc.) this OFC 2022 panel will review and debate the increasingly important expansion of cloud and DCI to the edge (aka edge compute) and expanding the capacity and use of coherent optical in the "edge" of Cloud/DCI as the network upgrades to 800GE and beyond