17 Mar 2013 - 17 Mar 2013
The workshop will discuss, refine, and expand on draft metrics reported from an earlier workshop, held at OFC 2012. The upcoming workshop will bring new perspectives from end-users, system vendors, and component suppliers to address key questions. What are the larger constraints driving the architectures? What architectures are being considered? What are the generic system requirements? What are the implications for future interconnect and switch components? What standard protocols and form factors will be used, and where might products depart from industry standards? How large will be the market for the components? How much investment is necessary or realistic to reach that addressable market? To what extent will photonic integration meet these needs, given its present course? What are the technical, market, and global threats that might impede reaching the targets?