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1. (WO2018017255) TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION IN RACK CLUSTERS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/017255    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/038546
Publication Date: Fri Jan 26 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: H04Q 11/00
Applicants: INTEL CORPORATION
Inventors: ADILETTA, Matthew J.
GORIUS, Aaron
WILDE, Myles
CROCKER, Michael T.
Title: TECHNOLOGIES FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION IN RACK CLUSTERS
Abstract:
Technologies for optical communication in a rack cluster in a data center are disclosed. In the illustrative embodiment, a network switch is connected to each of 1,024 sleds by an optical cable that enables communication at a rate of 200 gigabits per second. The optical cable has low loss, allowing for long cable lengths, which in turn allows for connecting to a large number of sleds. The optical cable also has a very high intrinsic bandwidth limit, allowing for the bandwidth to be upgraded without upgrading the optical infrastructure.