bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > bit-tech.net > Article Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15th Aug 2013, 11:18   #1
Gareth Halfacree
WIIGII!
bit-tech Staff
 
Gareth Halfacree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bradford, UK
Posts: 4,234
Gareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Intel teases 1.6Tb/s optical interconnect tech

MXC to be unveiled in September.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...15/intel-mxc/1
__________________
Author, Raspberry Pi User Guide Third Edition, 21 Brilliant Projects for the Raspberry Pi and more | gareth.halfacree.co.uk | twitter | keybase.io
bit-tech news correspondent, Custom PC columnist, other things to other people
I'm a filthy freelancer! Hire me!
Gareth Halfacree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Aug 2013, 11:43   #2
iwod
Multimodder
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 86
iwod has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Can a lower yield of these be used for Optical Thunderbolt? Even 1/20 of it, 80Gbps will do.
iwod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Aug 2013, 12:08   #3
edzieba
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 503
edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.edzieba is definitely a rep cheat.
They're billing it specifically as "The Next Generation Optical Connector ", not just as a new interconnect. I'm guessing that they've bonded the laser emitter and receiver to the ends of the fibre itself, to cut transmission losses from the fibre/port interface at each end, and to allow each fibre to be 'tuned' at the factory to compensate for any slight variance in each. If the each cable is characterised, then that's going to be a real pain for splicing your own fibre (you'll either need to buy cables already manufactured to the right length, or have the cable reanalysed after every splice), but for that massive increase in data rate companies may happily eat the cost.
edzieba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Aug 2013, 17:44   #4
ashchap
Supermodder
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 250
ashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyanashchap is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Article
all the compute performance in the world is of absolutely no use if you can't get the data from one server to another quick enough.
Not necessarily, for example: Folding@Home - Vast compute power, extremely slow to get the data from one server to another.
ashchap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th Aug 2013, 20:09   #5
Gareth Halfacree
WIIGII!
bit-tech Staff
 
Gareth Halfacree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Bradford, UK
Posts: 4,234
Gareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming SaiyanGareth Halfacree is a Super Spamming Saiyan
Quote:
Originally Posted by ashchap View Post
Not necessarily, for example: Folding@Home - Vast compute power, extremely slow to get the data from one server to another.
True, but that's neither HPC nor supercomputing - that's distributed computing, and only suitable for selected workloads.
__________________
Author, Raspberry Pi User Guide Third Edition, 21 Brilliant Projects for the Raspberry Pi and more | gareth.halfacree.co.uk | twitter | keybase.io
bit-tech news correspondent, Custom PC columnist, other things to other people
I'm a filthy freelancer! Hire me!
Gareth Halfacree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th Aug 2013, 23:18   #6
Gradius
IT Consultant
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 284
Gradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for presidentGradius should be considered for president
1.6Tb/s sure is nice, but WAYYY too expensive atm.
Gradius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th Aug 2013, 00:08   #7
ch424
Design Warrior
 
ch424's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Cambridge, UK
Posts: 3,092
ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.ch424 is definitely a rep cheat.
200GB/sec makes remote DMA a reasonable option - this might completely change how people look at HPC server architecture!
ch424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clearcur, corning, data centre, fiber optic, fibre optic, hpc, intel, intel mxc, interconnect, mxc, networking, optical, photonics, server, silicon photonics, supercomputer

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:16.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.