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Remote Teleconferencing Signal Processing Lecture: Optical Data Center Networks
June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our society is becoming increasingly dependent on analyzing huge amounts of data generated in a large variety of ways. Analyzing the “big data” in the cloud requires a tremendous amount of computing and storage resources, and data centers have emerged as the workhorses of the cloud. Large data centers already consist of tens of thousands of servers, and are expected to scale to hundreds of thousands or even millions of servers with total throughputs in the order of several Tbps. Data centers are extremely power-hungry, and already account for over 2% of worldwide energy consumption. Designing data center networks that are both scalable and energy-efficient is very challenging. To address this challenge, the architecture of the data center network has evolved from the conventional multi-layer architecture to modern approaches that marry electronics and optics. This lecture takes a look at this evolution and discusses emerging alternatives.
Speaker(s): Professor Suresh Subramaniam,
Remote Lecture Series via IEEE WebEx (Interactive / Q&A with Lecturer)
Bertucci’s Pizza will be Served – Social Networking before & after Lecture
Room: Large Meeting Room
Bldg: Nashua Public Library
2 Court Street
Nashua, New Hampshire