Intel is releasing a new optical interconnect; this time they totally mean it
Subject: General Tech | August 15, 2013 - 05:52 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: MXC, Intel, idf, fiber optics, corning
Remember Intel's LightPeak, that optical interconnect which promised incredible throughput that Apple somehow managed to quash? Thunderbolt is interesting, though certainly expensive and offers only a part of what we were promised at what seems an exorbitant amount of money. At the upcoming IDF Intel promises to introduce an optical connector which is similar to what LightPeak was although it will be intended for server interconnects as opposed to removable devices. However at 1.6 Tbps MXC will be impressively fast and Corning's new ClearCurve LW fibre technology will prove to be rugged enough to survive through the bends and snarls which inevitably occur when two or more wires are put in close proximity. Check out the link to the abstract through ExtremeTech.
"Ahead of the Intel Developer Forum next month, Intel and Corning are teasing a new optical interconnect technology capable of 1.6 terabits per second. Dubbed MXC, the interconnect is designed to supercharge the interconnection of servers in data center environments, where current networking technologies are struggling to keep up with the massive growth of cloud computing."
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