Cloud Data Center Interconnect Technologies
Data center architectures are evolving forward with the explosive growth of mobile services, optical transmission, cloud AI computing and HPC at an exponential rate for inter- and intra- data-center traffics, which drive Ethernet data rates increasing rapidly. Optical transceivers capable of supporting high density 400Gb/s have soon become mainstream deployment. The standardization of beyond 400Gb/s data center modules has begun among industry forums such as IEEE 802.3, OIF or the 800G Pluggable MSA etc, especially exploring 200G/lane technology. New disruptive technology including 200G/lane can be of particular importance to 800Gb/s and 1.6Tb/s standardization and a fundamental building block of future cloud networks. Besides a stronger focus on AI computing and HPC nowadays pose more challenges on additional requirements such as low latency or ultra-low power DSP processing. In this presentation, we will review the evolving state of proliferate 400G technologies for these applications and the requirements such technologies should meet, and also explore the future performance trade-offs for how to scale Bandwidth with optical integration and expand into higher baud rate. This session should be interesting to audience who would like to understand current status and future trends of optical transceiver and IC industry.
Frank Chang, Chief Engineer, Source Photonics
Frank Chang is an expert in photonic IC technologies, optics transceivers, and optical networking. He is currently Source Photonics’ Chief Engineer for advanced and next-generation transceiver design. Previously he served as a senior Principal Engineer for Optics Interconnect within the CTO Optics Office at Inphi Corporation for over 5 years after over 12 years of service at Vitesse Semiconductors. In addition, he also held various project and management positions with Cisco/Pirelli, and JDS Uniphase, working on the design, development, and commercialization of fiber optics components. Frank recently published the industry first DCI book entitled “Datacenter Connectivity Technologies: Principles and Practice”. He is a frequent conference speaker, co-authored over 100 plus regular journal and conference papers, and has served in ECOC and OFC technical committees for several years in a row. Frank was the president and now among the board and advisors at Photonic Society of Chinese-Americans (PSC-SC). He is the Industry Forum & Exhibition (IF&E) Chair for Globecom 2015 in San Diego, Globecom 2019 in Hawaii and now ICC 2024 in Denver with IEEE Communication Society. Frank obtained his Ph.D degree in Optoelectronics from the Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Canada for his research thesis on ultrafast optical generation of 1550nm tunable solid-state lasers. Besides Frank is senior member of IEEE and OSA Fellow.