Fri, Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Dr. Madeleine Glick, Principal Engineer at Intel Labs and Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University
Talk Title: Optical Switching for Next Generation Data Centers
Abstract: Data intensive applications are driving up bandwidth requirements and creating new challenges that state-of-the-art data center networks cannot satisfy. Optical solutions are seen as a means to alleviate these bandwidth bottlenecks. Optical point-to-point links are making increasing commercial headway in data centers and supercomputers as high bandwidth links. In addition, optically switched networks could reduce latency and power consumption, however, technical challenges must be overcome and end-to-end solutions demonstrated to achieve acceptance of optical switching as commercially viable for data center applications. We have been exploring dynamic reconfiguration of low cost, high bandwidth optical networks that can adapt to application communication patterns. A hybrid packet-switched/circuit-switched network has potential to provide the functions of current networks, while providing high bandwidth for a large class of applications at lower cost and power. I will present the background motivation and current results of this research.
Biography: Madeleine Glick is a Principal Engineer at Intel Labs and an adjunct professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests focus on optical interconnection networks including signal processing and coding for data centers and high performance computers. She is an associate editor of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and the Journal of Optical Communications and Networking. Madeleine is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and on the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society. She received the Ph.D. degree in physics from Columbia University, New York.
Host: Prof. Alan Willner, firstname.lastname@example.org
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
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