OSA Booth Tech Talk: Optics to Scale the Datacenter Network

Monday, 07 June 11:00 – 11:30

Ryohei Urata, Google, USA; Hong Liu, Google, USA

Over the past decade, datacenters have rapidly grown as an enabler of new applications and capabilities (cloud computing, machine learning, internet content streaming, internet search, social networking, etc.). As such, datacenter networks have become the singular force driving the business and technology development of corresponding fiber optic communications. In this presentation, we will review the evolution of this network and corresponding optical interconnect technology over the past decade, as well as a roadmap and trends for the next 3 to 4 years.