Panel 1: Drivers and Applications

Session Chair: Tom Hausken

9:45 - 10:05
Data Center Growth and System Architecture Evolution will Drive Demand in Adoption of Higher Speed Interconnect Technologies
Sergis Mushell, Gartner
Abstract not available.

10:05 - 10:25
Data Centers 2020
Subi Krishnamurthy, Dell
This talk will discuss how Compute, Storage and Applications paradigms are driving networking needs.  Impact of network function virtualization, and innovation acceleration, on networking needs will be discussed.  Data-center scaling, power/cooling, switch radix and cabling that will shape the use of 100G today, and need for future 100G serdes and serial lambdas will be discussed.

10:25 - 10:45
Market Trends that Favor Single-Channel 100GbE Adoption
Jim Theodoras, ADVA Optical Networking
In this presentation, Jim will discuss generic market trends that have existed since the advent of optical communications and continue to drive technologies today. He will discuss how these trends favor single channel adoption, including development of single channel 100GbE interconnects for Data Centers.

11:15 - 11:35
Gary Nicholl, Cisco
Abstract not available.

11:35 - 11:55
100GbE Lambda Switching for Data Center Networks
Nathan Farrington, Packetcounters, Inc.
As the industry moves towards 100 Gb/s per wavelength, it is natural to wonder how best this technology can be used inside of data center networks. Traditional WDM approaches would naturally lead to 400GbE or 1TbE links, but their usefulness depends entirely on the availability of high-density packet switches that operate at these rates. We examine an alternative approach, namely high-speed wavelength switching using TDM, with the advantage that 100 GbE packet switch ports will be available long before 400GbE.

Panel 2: 100GbE per Lambda Physical Layer

Session Chair: John D'Ambrosia

13:40 - 14:20
OIF CEI-56G Project Activity: Progress and Challenges for Next Generation 400G Electrical Links
Dave Stauffer, OIF (Kandou)
While early implementations of 400 Gb/s interfaces may use existing serial link technology, next generation electrical links are needed to meet the densities and power profiles that will facilitate mass volumes. The OIF CEI-56G project is driving the next generation serial link technology for a variety of ranges of channel loss budgets. This presentation describes the current state of the OIF CEI-56G project and explores the challenges that must be solved for next generation technology.

14:20 - 14:40
The Ultimate Archetype 100GbE per Lambda Technology
Ilya Lyubormirsky, Finisar
Recent advances in high speed DAC/ADC provide a canonical path for achieving 100GbE per Lambda with efficient directly modulated laser technology. We present DSP based higher order modulation techniques for achieving 100GbE per Lambda with DFB and VCSEL transmitters.

14:40 - 15:00
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad DSP?
Implementation of Advanced Modulation for Single-Lambda Short-Reach Optical Interconnects

Paul Little, Fujitsu
With the availability of low power, high speed CMOS ADCs & DACs, the use of higher-order modulation and digital signal processing opens up new ways to enable 100Gbps per lambda transmission and reception. This presentation looks at how the industry proven Discrete Multi Tone modulation format can be realized to provide a robust and power efficient solution for this application. It also seeks to address some of the concerns surrounding the move to advanced modulation and DSP architectures.

15:20 - 15:40
William Bliss, Broadcom
Abstract not available.

15:40 - 16:00
Use of Higher Order Modulation to Achieve Single Wavelength 100Gbit/s Links For Data Center Applications
Beck Mason, JDSU
We will present theoretical and experimental data on the application of higher order modulation to achieve data rates up to 126 Gb/s on a single wavelength for data center applications.  Results will be presented for both 1310nm and 1550nm transmission to support both intra and inter data center links.   The impact of OSNR, dispersion and bandwidth on the resulting transmission performance will be discussed.   This talk will also include a discussion of the key building blocks required to make practical low cost 100G/lambda transceivers.

15:40 -16:00
Single Lambda 100G Using PAM4 Modulation for SMF Data Centers
Sudeep Bhoja, Inphi
There has been increasing discussion on higher order modulation focused on single mode fiber connectivity within data centers. With massively scalable data centers (MSDC) requiring the lowest total overall interconnect cost, including fiber, transceivers and power consumption at 100GbE and beyond, PAM4 modulation is the wave of the future to enable 100G transmission over single wavelength. Yet, with PAM, there are increased link penalties due to its modulation which then requires use of DSP and FEC algorithms implemented in advanced CMOS ICs. This presentation will provide in-depth information on 100GE PAM modulation, DSP and FEC algorithms, review some of the various tradeoffs that exist with higher order modulation and debate some of the potential technology approaches.

Panel 3: Why is 100GbE per Lambda a Compelling Investment?

Session Chair: Scott Kipp

9:10 - 9:30
100 Gbps in the Network
Jimmy Yu, Dell'Oro
A look at the trends in the optical transport market and how 100 Gbps adoption is driving the market growth.  Where we are with client side interfaces in the network and where we are heading.  Will the demand be there? 

9:30 - 9:50
Subu Subrahmanyan, Juda Group
Abstract not available.

9:50 - 10:10
100GbE per Lambda: The Buidling Block to Ethernet's Future
Dale Murray, Light Counting, LLC
Abstract not available.

10:10 - 10:30
Chris Cole, Finisar
Abstract not available.