, Principal Engineer, Google
Google has built one of the world's largest compute infrastructures to support the evolving demands of interactive, storage and cloud services. In the past 15 years, the optical layer has evolved rapidly to connect servers, networking switches and routers. In this talk, we will present an overview of optical interconnect requirements for large-scale datacenters and discuss the challenges facing various optical technologies, which must scale to deliver cost-effective performance while maintaining operational simplicity and footprint of infrastructure, in terms of size and energy. We will highlight the need for innovation and the changes required to the standards development process to overcome these challenges.
Hong Liu is a Principal Engineer at Google Technical Infrastructure, where she is involved in the system architecture and interconnect for a large-scale computing platform. Her research interests include interconnection networks, high-speed signaling, optical access and metro design. Prior to joining Google, Hong was a Member of Technical Staff at Juniper Networks, where she worked on the architecture and design of network core routers and multi-chassis switches. Hong received her Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stanford University.