Future Needs of "Scale-Out" Data Centers

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OIDA 100GbE per Lambda for Data Center Workshop
OIDA and Ethernet Alliance are partnering to host a workshop on 100 Gigabit Ethernet (100GbE) per lambda interconnects targeting data center networks.
12 June - 13 June 2014
Location: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, USA

21st OIDA Annual Forum
OIDA's Annual Forum brings key stakeholders together in Washington, D.C. to maximize discussion between industry, government, and academic decision-makers.
03 November - 04 November 2014
Location: Washington, DC, USA

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Future Needs of "Scale-Out" Data Centers

An OIDA Workshop for Stakeholders

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Sunday, 17 March
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Hilton Anaheim Hotel
Anaheim, CA

Read what our blogger, Dr. Odile Liboiron Ladouceur, had to say about attending the Workshop!

View the Workshop agenda here!

Post-Workshop Report -
there is still time to purchase your post-workshop report! If you are interested in purchasing a report, please email bhirsc@osa.org.

Registration Type Post Workshop
Report Fee
OIDA Members $0*
OSA Corporate Associate Members $200
Non-Members $400

*Included in OIDA members registration is the post workshop report.

OIDA, the Optoelectronics Industry Trade Association, is co-hosting a workshop on the future system and component requirements of so-called “scale-out” data centers. These data centers have massive rack-to-rack “East-West” interconnections that do not scale hierarchically in the way that traditional data centers do, leading to a scaling challenge. Future data centers will need new architectures and new component products to address this challenge. The ecosystem exists for near-term solutions, but not for longer (5-10 year) solutions. This workshop addresses those longer-term solutions.

The workshop will discuss, refine, and expand on draft metrics reported from an earlier workshop, held at OFC 2012.

Featured Speakers:


Brad Booth
Brad Booth
Distinguished Engineer,
Network Architecture
Dell
Steffen Koehler Steffen Koehler

Senior Product
Line Manager


Finisar
Casimir Descusatis
Casimir Decusatis
IBM Distinguished Engineer
& CTO, System Networking Strategic Alliances

IBM
Karen Liu
Karen Liu
Principal Analyst, Components

Ovum
Nathan Farrington Nathan Farrington
Data Center
Network Engineer

Facebook
Geroge Porter
George Porter

Research Scientist
University of California,
San Diego
Madeleine Glick Madeleine Glick
Senior Research Scientist
APIC Corporation
Tolga Tekin
Tolga Tekin
PPS Group Manager
Fraunhofer Institute
for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM)
Tom Issenhuth Tom Issenhuth

Optical Network Architect
Microsoft
Ryohei Urata
Technical Staff Member
Google

Format: Individual presentations of ~15 minutes with 5 minutes for audience questions, followed by a 30 minute panel discussion (3-4 speakers and a moderator).

Discussion Topics: The upcoming workshop will bring new perspectives from end-users, system vendors, and component suppliers to address key questions such as:

  • 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?

Unlike other events going on during OFC week, this OIDA event will document consensus among participants, where possible, in an OIDA report. OIDA is co-hosting the event with CIAN, the Center for Integrated Access Networks, and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Workshop Partners:
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Media Sponsor
:
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