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Monday, March 9 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Open Optics - Mehdi Asghari, PhD

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The Open Optics specifications provide the first and only 100 Gb/s WDM standard for data center fabrics that seamlessly scales to 200G, 400G, 800G, and more. From
this point forward, data centers can scale their bandwidth continually, reusing the same single mode fiber cables already installed in most data centers. The Open Optics
MSA is cost-optimized for data center specifications and reaches of 500m to 2km. At 100Gb/s the MSA use 4x less fiber, connectors, and interconnection panels than
VCSELs or parallel single mode solutions, dramatically reducing the interconnect cost. As data centers scale to more WDM channels, the interconnect cost savings is
even more dramatic.

The Open Optics specifications are based upon silicon photonics and they solve the problem of some of the 4 channel MSAs, which require expensive fabrication and
assembly of standalone 25 Gb/s lasers and multiplexers. The new silicon photonics designs eliminate the need for expensive lasers and components. The channel plan
is based upon the industry standard ITU grid in C-Band, allowing for channel spacing down to increments of 100 GHz, making future designs with 40 channels and
beyond possible.

The Open Optics MSA adds a new dimension of scalability for the OCP community. Previous optical submissions were for silicon photonics inside the rack but they did
not address the larger data center fabric. This Open Optics MSA submission addresses the complex interconnect between Top-of-Rack (TOR), fabric, cluster, and
edge switches.

Monday March 9, 2015 4:30pm - 5:00pm
LL20D San Jose Convention Center

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